Meaning of 喘

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Pinyin: chuǎn
English Definition: to gasp; to pant; asthma
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ duān ] specialized; concentrated
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Example Words
喘息 chuǎn to gasp for breath; to take a breather
喘气 chuǎn to breathe deeply; to pant
哮喘 xiào chuǎn asthma
气喘 chuǎn to gasp for breath; asthma
残喘 cán chuǎn remaining breath; last gasp
More: 喘* | *喘 | *喘*
Example Sentences
The speaker paused for breath.
The old man was panting and his face was red after running.
The little girl gasped for breath and her face turned red after running a lap.
She held onto her waist with both hands, slowly breathless down the stairs.
He was gasping for breath non-stop while running, obviously not having exercised enough.