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Meaning of 练

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(Trad.: 練)
Pinyin: liàn
English Definition: to practice; to train; to drill; to perfect (one's skill); exercise; (literary) white silk; to boil and scour raw silk
Chinese Definition:
①白绢:素练。江平如练。
②把生丝、麻或布帛煮熟,使柔软洁白:练漂(“漂”,漂白)。
③反复学习,多次操作:练习。练笔。练操。训练。练功。
④经验多,精熟:老练。熟练。干(gàn)练。练达(阅历多而通达人情世故)。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
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Example Words
训练 xùn liàn to train; to drill; training; Classifiers:
教练 jiào liàn instructor; sports coach; trainer; Classifiers:
练习 liàn to practice; exercise; drill; practice; Classifiers:
练兵 liàn bīng to drill troops; army training
熟练 shú liàn practiced; proficient; skilled; skillful
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