Meaning of 蔫

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Pinyin: niān
English Definition: to fade; to wither; to wilt; listless
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ yān ] why? where? how?; strange; thereupon, then
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Example Words
蔫头耷脑 niān tóu nǎo dejected; listless; droopy (idiom)
发蔫 niān to wilt; to droop; to appear listless
蔫儿 niān r erhua variant of
蔫儿坏 niān r huài appearing genuine, but actually nasty or devious; see also 蔫土匪
蔫呼呼 niān weak and indecisive
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