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Meaning of 篮

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(Trad.: 籃)
Pinyin: lán
English Definition: basket (receptacle); basket (in basketball)
Chinese Definition:
①用藤、竹、柳条编成的有提梁的盛物器:网篮。藤篮。竹篮。花篮。
②架上供投球用的带网铁圈:篮球。投篮。

Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ jiān ] to supervise, to direct, to control; to inspect; prison, jail
Example Words:
打篮球 [ lán qiú ]: play basketball
篮子 [ lán zi ]: basket; Classifiers:
摇篮 [ yáo lán ]: cradle
篮球 [ lán qiú ]: basketball; Classifiers:
吊篮 [ diào lán ]: hanging basket (for flowers); gondola (of cable car)
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