Meaning of 斟

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Pinyin: zhēn
English Definition: to pour; to deliberate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (measuring cup) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shén ] considerably; very, extremely; a great extent
    • [ dòu ] to struggle, to fight, to contend; measuring cup
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Example Words
斟酌 zhēn zhuó to consider; to deliberate; to fill up a cup to the brim
斟酒 zhēn jiǔ to pour wine or liquor
字斟句酌 zhēn zhuó weighing every word
浅斟低唱 qiǎn zhēn chàng to sip wine and hum (idiom)
自斟自酌 zhēn zhuó to drink alone; to have one's own opinion (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Free me from the bonds of your sweetness, my love! No more of this wine of kisses.
Or we sit at a table with small tea carefully poured.
The waitress kept filling up everyone' s glass with wine.
The woman owner set a chair in the sun, poured me a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and shouted to her daughter to check the hen house for eggs.
Mid morning - snack on a piece of juicy fruit such as orange, rockmelon, watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew.