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Meaning of 蓝

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(Trad.: 藍)
Pinyin: lán
English Definition: blue; indigo plant
Chinese Definition:
①用靛青染成的颜色,晴天天空的颜色:蓝盈盈。蔚蓝。蓝本。蓝图。
②植物名,品种很多,如“蓼蓝”、“菘蓝”、“木蓝”、“马蓝”等。
③古同“褴”,褴褛。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ jiān ] to supervise, to direct, to control; to inspect; prison, jail
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Example Words:
蔚蓝 [ wèi lán ]: azure; sky blue
蓝色 [ lán ]: blue (color)
蓝天 [ lán tiān ]: blue sky
亮蓝 [ liàng lán ]: bright blue
侏蓝仙鹟 [ zhū lán xiān wēng ]: (bird species of China) pygmy blue flycatcher (Muscicapella hodgsoni)
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