Meaning of 篮

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(Trad.: 籃)
Pinyin: lán
English Definition: basket (receptacle); basket (in basketball)
Chinese Definition:
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
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Example Words
篮球 lán qiú basketball; Classifiers:
摇篮 yáo lán cradle
男篮 nán lán men's basketball; men's basketball team
篮板球 lán bǎn qiú rebound (basketball)
竹篮 zhú lán wicker basket
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Example Sentences
Where are you off to with that basket of fruit?
After a while, an elderly man approached along the track, followed several steps behind by his wife. She was carrying a basket of fruit.
He looked like a walking laundry basket, but the head nurse recognized him as a child and bellowed, "Get that kid out of here now! No children are allowed.
The player dropped the ball through the basket.
But Yao didn't shoot once there because Hornets didn't leave him any chance, thinking he can find hoop in this area.