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:
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
More: 颠* | *颠 | *颠*
Example Sentences
Then a little car pulls up. It is my friend, Bumpy.
Sorry, I've got to be on my way.
The sudden jolt plunged her forward.
But it really doesn' t matter with me now, because I' ve been to the mountaintop.
I come in almost every day, bust my hump for like four or five hours, and what do I get?