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Meaning of 趁

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Pinyin: chèn
English Definition: to avail oneself of; to take advantage of
Chinese Definition:
①利用时间、机会:趁早。趁机。趁势。趁火打劫(趁人家发生火灾时去抢劫,喻在别人危难时乘机去捞好处)。趁热打铁。
②搭乘:趁车。趁船。
③逐,追赶:“花底山蜂远趁人”。
④往,赴:趁墟(赶集)。趁熟(逃荒到丰收之处)。
⑤富有:趁钱。趁几身衣服。
⑥古同“称”,适合。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • to walk, to run, to flee
    • bushy, black hair; variant of 鬒
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Example Words:
趁乱逃脱 [ chèn luàn táo tuō ]: to run away in the confusion; to take advantage of the confusion to escape
趁便 [ chèn biàn ]: to take the opportunity; in passing
趁势 [ chèn shì ]: to take advantage of a favorable situation; to seize an opportunity
趁心 [ chèn xīn ]: variant of 称心
趁早 [ chèn zǎo ]: as soon as possible; at the first opportunity; the sooner the better; before it's too late
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