Meaning of 残

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(Trad.: 殘)
Pinyin: cán
English Definition: to destroy; to spoil; to ruin; to injure; cruel; oppressive; savage; brutal; incomplete; disabled; to remain; to survive; remnant; surplus
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ dǎi ] corpse; death; evil, depraved, wicked
    • [ jiān ] small, narrow; tiny, little
Similar Characters: 线
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Example Words
残疾人 cán rén disabled person
残酷 cán cruel; cruelty
残疾 cán disabled; handicapped; deformity on a person or animal
残留 cán liú to remain; left over; surplus; remnant
残忍 cán rěn cruel; mean; merciless; ruthless
More: 残* | *残 | *残*
Example Sentences
He was finally caught when friends had reported him after finding human remains in the fridge.
She said: 'The hand works by taking instructions from the muscles in the residual limb.
His pocket-protector probably crippled his legs.
Through the development of education in their language, to develop their language skills, have the skills but not the residual waste has become a cultural and socialist consciousness of workers.
So poor, in my impressions, a town should not be sparse, in this town, some houses are good, some are very klunky, so less people on the road, it was cold and cheerless , no busy streets, not noisy.