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Meaning of 颠

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(Trad.: 顛)
Pinyin: diān
English Definition: top (of the head); apex; to fall forwards; inverted; to jolt
Chinese Definition:
①头顶:华颠。
②最高最初的部分:颠末(本末)。山颠。
③倾倒,跌:颠沛。颠倒(dǎo)。颠踬。颠覆。颠扑不破。
④上下跳动:颠簸。
⑤古同“癫”,精神错乱。
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (head) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ zhēn ] real, actual, true, genuine
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
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Example Words
颠倒 diān dǎo to turn upside down; to reverse; back to front; confused; deranged; crazy
颠簸 diān to shake; to jolt; to bump
颠覆 diān to topple (i.e. knock over); to capsize; fig. to overturn (a regime, by plotting or subversion); to undermine; to subvert
颠倒黑白 diān dǎo hēi bái lit. to invert black and white (idiom); to distort the truth deliberately; to misrepresent the facts; to invert right and wrong
颠扑不破 diān solid; irrefutable; incontrovertible; indisputable; unbreakable
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Example Sentences
1
That would be a reversal of the order of host and guest.
2
Her beauty bewitched him.
3
The journey on the road was very smooth, without any bumps.
4
使
The wind shear encountered in the air made the plane very bumpy when landing.
5
His design philosophy is avant-garde and unique, subverting traditional aesthetic concepts.