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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
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新陈代谢 [ xīn chén dài xiè ]: metabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
陈述 [ chén shù ]: an assertion; to declare; to state
陈旧 [ chén jiù ]: old-fashioned
陈列 [ chén liè ]: to display; to exhibit
陈毅 [ chén ]: Chen Yi (1901-1972), communist general and politician, Marshal of PLA from 1955, Mayor of Shanghai in 1950s, PRC foreign minister 1958-1972
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