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(Trad.: 貪)
Pinyin: tān
English Definition: to have a voracious desire for; to covet; greedy; corrupt
Chinese Definition:
①求多,不知足:贪玩。贪杯(过分好喝酒)。贪婪。贪污(利用职权非法地取得财物)。贪恋(十分留恋)。贪心。贪图。贪财。贪求。贪权。贪欲。贪得无厌。贪赃枉法。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jīn ] modern, current; today, now
    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
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Example Words:
贪婪 [ tān lán ]: avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪污 [ tān ]: to be corrupt; corruption; to embezzle
反贪 [ fǎn tān ]: anti-corruption (policy)
反贪污 [ fǎn tān ]: anticorruption
反贪腐 [ fǎn tān ]: anti-corruption
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