Meaning of 铲

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(Trad.: 剷, 鏟)
Pinyin: chǎn
English Definition: to shovel; to remove; spade; shovel; to level off; to root up
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ chǎn ] to give birth, to bring forth, to produce
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Example Words
铲除 chǎn chú to root out; to eradicate; to sweep away; to abolish
锅铲 guō chǎn wok spatula
铲车 chǎn chē front loader (vehicle); Classifiers:
电铲 diàn chǎn power shovel
铲土机 chǎn earth-moving machine; mechanical digger
More: 铲* | *铲 | *铲*
Example Sentences
He seized a shovel and set to.
Unlike in real life, the snow falls four times a night, on schedule, and dissipates without shoveling.
One morning, I shuffled downstairs and was startled to see a snowplow clearing my driveway and the bent back of a woman shoveling my walk.
If you live in region where it snows, do keep the snow shovels to be kept in cars, along with a torch( preferably with a blinker built in), a blanket, spare gloves, etc.
I'll get you home tomorrow if I have to shovel the whole road.