Meaning of 蛋

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Pinyin: dàn
English Definition: egg; Classifiers: ; oval-shaped thing; egg; Classifiers: ; oval-shaped thing
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
鸡蛋 dàn (chicken) egg; hen's egg; Classifiers:
蛋白质 dàn bái zhì protein
蛋白 dàn bái egg white; protein; albumen
蛋糕 dàn gāo cake; Classifiers:
混蛋 hún dàn scoundrel; bastard; hoodlum; wretch
More: 蛋* | *蛋 | *蛋*
Example Sentences
Not one of these eggs ever addled.
This means there is no more chicken and egg.
There were enough eggs for everyone and even three too many.
That still goes on today in the eggs of turtles and crocodiles.
I guess on this perfect Sunday morning all the "captains" and their mates are home making eggs Benedict while praying for "just the right" wind.