Meaning of 暂

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(Trad.: 暫)
Pinyin: zàn
English Definition: temporary; Taiwan pr. [zhan4]
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhǎn ] to chop, to cut, to sever; to behead
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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Example Words:
暂时 [ zàn shí ]: temporary; provisional; for the time being
暂且 [ zàn qiě ]: for now; for the time being; temporarily
短暂 [ duǎn zàn ]: of short duration; brief; momentary
暂行 [ zàn xíng ]: provisional
人生短暂,学术无涯 [ rén shēng duǎn zàn , xué shù ]: Life is short, learning is limitless; Ars longa, vita brevis
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