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Meaning of 僧

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Pinyin: sēng
English Definition: monk; Sangha, the Buddhist monastic order
Chinese Definition:
①佛教指出家修行的人,梵语“僧伽”的简称:僧侣。僧尼。僧人。僧众。僧俗。高僧。
②尼俗。
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Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ céng ] already, formerly, once; the past
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Example Words
僧人 sēng rén monk
高僧 gāo sēng a senior monk
僧尼 sēng (Buddhist) monks and nuns
僧俗 sēng laymen; laity
僧多粥少 sēng duō zhōu shǎo lit. many monks and not much gruel (idiom); fig. not enough to go around; demand exceeds supply
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Example Sentences
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Waiting for about ten minutes, an old monk came out and opened the door. Since at night, we were difficult to see him clearly.
2
When Hu was six or seven years old, he asked his father and mother if he could become a monk.
3
At that time, the old monk walked in. Finished enquiring of our living in the night, he said the breakfast are ready and asked us for eating.
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'The monk seal species, I believe, is endangered . . .
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Indeed, scientists often give monk seals android-sounding names to reinforce the idea that the animals aren't human.