Meaning of 纹

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(Trad.: 紋)
Pinyin: wén
English Definition: line; trace; mark; pattern; grain (of wood etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ wén ] culture, literature, writing
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Example Words
皱纹 zhòu wén wrinkle; Classifiers:
指纹 zhǐ wén fingerprint; the arches, loops and whorls on the fingers
花纹 huā wén decorative design
条纹 tiáo wén stripe
波纹 wén ripple; corrugation
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Example Sentences
The wrinkles on his face have appeared horizontally.
The ground began to crack from the drought.
The killer left no fingerprints at the crime scene.
Our company's computers require fingerprint to turn on.
This jade object has a beautiful cloud pattern on it.