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:
    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: variant of ; store; plank bed; place to sleep; shop; store; (old) relay station
    Chinese Definition:

    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
    More: 铺* | *铺 | *铺*
Example Sentences
Please spread the quilt.
We need to book an upper berth.
The market is strewn with all kinds of goods.
There are no free berths on this train.
That store was often visited by the little thief.