Meaning of 绅

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(Trad.: 紳)
Pinyin: shēn
English Definition: member of gentry
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (silk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ shēn ] to report; to extend; to explain; to declare
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Example Words
绅士 shēn shì gentleman
乡绅 xiāng shēn a scholar or government official living in one's village; a village gentleman; squire
豪绅 háo shēn local despot
土豪劣绅 háo liè shēn local bosses, shady gentry (idiom); dominant local mafia
太平绅士 tài píng shēn shì Justice of the Peace (JP)
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Example Sentences
Yes, he is quite the gentleman-born.