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Pinyin: zhèn
English Definition: to shake; to vibrate; to jolt; to quake; excited; shocked; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 , symbolizing thunder; ☳
Chinese Definition:
①疾雷(霹雳)使物体振动:“震夷伯之庙”。震霆。
②雷:“烨烨震电。”
③巨大的力等使物体剧烈颤动:震撼。震荡。震颤。震响。震动。声震遐迩。
④迅速或剧烈地颤动:地震。身子不由得一震。
⑤特指“地震”:震灾。震源。震中。震级。震情。防震。抗震。余震。
⑥(震旦)佛教经籍中的译名,指中国。
⑦惊恐或情绪过分激动:震惊。震怒。震骇。震慑。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rain) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] rain
    • [ chén ] early morning; fortune, good luck; 5th terrestrial branch
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Example Words
地震 zhèn earthquake
震惊 zhèn jīng to shock; to astonish
震动 zhèn dòng to shake; to vibrate; to strongly affect; shock; vibration
震撼 zhèn hàn to shake; to shock; to stun; shocking; stunning; shock
震慑 zhèn shè to awe; to intimidate
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