Meaning of 婪

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Pinyin: lán
English Definition: avaricious
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ lín ] forest, grove; surname
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
贪婪 tān lán avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪婪无厌 tān lán yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom); greedy and never satisfied
贪婪是万恶之源 tān lán shì wàn è zhī yuán Greed is the root of all evil.
贪婪如狼 tān lán láng greedy as a wolf (idiom)
贪婪成性 tān lán chéng xìng Avarice becomes second nature. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Greedy sidelong glances and malicious squints.
Rushing to buy toys for children will only make them more greedy.