Meaning of 藏

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Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
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  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ zāng ] good, right; generous; to command
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  • Pinyin: cáng

    English Definition: to conceal; to hide away; to harbor; to store; to collect
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    收藏 shōu cáng to hoard; to collect; collection; to bookmark (Internet)
    隐藏 yǐn cáng to hide; to conceal; to mask; to shelter; to harbor (i.e. keep sth hidden); to hide oneself; to lie low; to nestle; hidden; implicit; private; covert; recessed (lighting)
    蕴藏 yùn cáng to hold in store; to contain (untapped reserves etc)
    珍藏 zhēn cáng collection; to collect (valuables)
    藏书 cáng shū to collect books; library collection
    More: 藏* | *藏 | *藏*
  • Pinyin: zàng

    English Definition: Tibet; Xizang 西藏 ; storehouse; depository; Buddhist or Taoist scripture
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    藏族 zàng Tibetan ethnic group
    宝藏 bǎo zàng precious mineral deposits; hidden treasure; (fig.) treasure; (Buddhism) the treasure of Buddha's law
    藏青 zàng qīng see 藏青色
    道藏 dào zàng Daoist scripture
    藏语 zàng Tibetan language
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