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Meaning of 铺

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(Trad.: 舖, 鋪)
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ ] to begin; man, father; great; a distance of ten li
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to spread; to display; to set up; (old) holder for door-knocker
    Chinese Definition:
    ①把东西散开放置,平摆:铺开摊平。铺床。铺垫(a.卧具;b.衬托,陪衬,写作技巧之一)。铺张。平铺直叙。
    Example Words:
    铺设 shè to lay (railroad tracks, carpet, pipeline); to install (wiring, cable); to construct (road, concrete slab)
    铺天盖地 tiān gài lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering; omnipresent; of universal importance
    铺盖 gai bedding; bedclothes
    铺张浪费 zhāng làng fèi extravagance and waste (idiom)
    铺轨 guǐ to lay railway track
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: plank bed; place to sleep; shop; store; (old) relay station; variant of ; store
    Chinese Definition:
    ①商店:饭铺。肉铺。铺面。
    ②床:床铺。搭铺。卧铺。
    ③旧时的驿站:三十里铺。

    Example Words:
    店铺 diàn store; shop
    铺子 zi store; shop
    床铺 chuáng bed
    当铺 dàng pawn shop; Classifiers:
    铺面 miàn front window; store front
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