Meaning of 战

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(Trad.: 戰)
Pinyin: zhàn
English Definition: to fight; fight; war; battle
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spear) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ zhàn ] to divine; to observe; to versify
    • [ ] spear, lance, halberd
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Example Words
战争 zhàn zhēng war; conflict; Classifiers:
战士 zhàn shì fighter; soldier; warrior; Classifiers:
战斗 zhàn dòu to fight; to engage in combat; struggle; battle; Classifiers: ,
挑战 tiǎo zhàn to challenge; challenge
作战 zuò zhàn combat; to fight
More: 战* | *战 | *战*
Example Sentences
Because they care; because they want to know the truth; because they want their country back; because it still belongs to us; as long as the people have the guts to fight for what they believe in!
Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security.
Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War.
Men would not fight for independence if they would merely secure one undemocratic regime in place of another.
Under such ideals a knight would fight for his lady, and love her; but only in an "honorable" way.