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Meaning of 旰

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Pinyin: gàn
English Definition: sunset; evening
Chinese Definition:
①晚,天色晚:旰食宵衣(天晚才吃饭,天未亮就穿衣起床,多用以称谀帝王勤劳政事)。
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words
宵衣旰食 xiāo gàn shí to dress before light and not eat before dark (idiom); diligently attending to official matters
旰食宵衣 gàn shí xiāo to eat late and get up early; to be too busy (idiom)
宵旰忧劳 xiāo gàn yōu láo to labor incessantly on government affairs (idiom)
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