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(Trad.: 陳)
Pinyin: chén
English Definition: to lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell; old; stale
Chinese Definition:
①排列,摆设:陈列。陈兵。
②述说:陈述。陈情。详陈。陈诉。陈说。
③旧的,时间久的:陈旧。陈腐。陈醋。推陈出新。陈陈相因。陈迹。陈皮。
④中国周代诸侯国名,在今河南省淮阳县一带。
⑤中国朝代名,南朝最末的王朝。
⑥姓氏。
Antonyms:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To place facing east
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
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Example Words
陈旧 chén jiù old-fashioned
陈述 chén shù an assertion; to declare; to state
陈列 chén liè to display; to exhibit
陈设 chén shè to display; to set out; furnishings
新陈代谢 xīn chén dài xiè metabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
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Example Sentences
1
"Good morning, Granny, " Ms. Chen called out as she entered the 100-year-old woman's small bedroom. "Did you have a good night's sleep?"
2
The bread is too stale to eat.
3
A wealthy client climbed out of the vehicle and Ms Chen, along with another female colleague, briskly escorted the businesswoman into a nearby building.
4
This is Miss Chen, she is my English teacher.
5
In Baoding, Hebei students questioned at random this week uniformly denounced the handling of the Chen case.