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Meaning of 钻

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(Trad.: 鑽)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ zhàn ] to divine; to observe; to versify
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  • Pinyin: zuān

    English Definition: to drill; to bore; to get into; to make one's way into; to enter (a hole); to thread one's way through; to study intensively; to dig into; to curry favor for personal gain
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用锥状的物体在另一物体上转动穿孔:钻孔。钻木取火。钻探。
    ②进入:钻心。钻营。

    Example Words:
    钻研 zuān yán to study meticulously; to delve into
    钻探 zuān tàn drilling
    钻营 zuān yíng toadying for personal gain; to curry favor; to study in great depth
    钻心 zuān xīn to sneak in; to infiltrate; to be piercingly painful; to be unbearable (of pain, itch etc)
    钻空子 zuān kòng zi lit. to drill a hole; to take advantage of a loophole; to exploit an advantage; to seize the opportunity (esp. to do sth bad)
    More: 钻* | *钻 | *钻*
  • Pinyin: zuàn

    English Definition: an auger; diamond
    Chinese Definition:
    ①穿孔洞的用具:钻床。钻头。电钻。
    Example Words:
    钻石 zuàn shí diamond; Classifiers:
    钻戒 zuàn jiè diamond ring; Classifiers:
    钻头 zuàn tóu drill bit
    电钻 diàn zuàn electric drill
    风钻 fēng zuàn pneumatic drill; jackhammer
    More: 钻* | *钻 | *钻*
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