Meaning of 耽

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Pinyin: dān
English Definition: to indulge in; to delay
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ear) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ěr ] ear; to hear, to hear of; handle
    • [ yín ] to move on; doubtful
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Example Words
耽搁 dān ge to tarry; to delay; to stop over
耽心 dān xīn variant of 担心
耽忧 dān yōu variant of 担忧
耽误 dān wu to delay; to hold up; to waste time; to interfere with
耽溺 dān to indulge in; to wallow in
More: 耽* | *耽 | *耽*
Example Sentences
I was addicted to my radio, you could say - we had no TV then.
The first task of the person who wish to live wisely is to free himself or herself from the confines of self-absorption.
If cynicism and love lie at opposite ends of a spectrum , do we not sometimes fall in love in order to escape the debilitating cynicism to which we are prone?
However, what many of us try to do is to hang onto the "good" emotions and resist the "bad" emotions.
Her bad temper drove her husband to drink .