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Meaning of 沉

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: An excessive 冗 amount of water 氵
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    • water
    • excessive; superfluous
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  • Pinyin: chén

    English Definition: to submerge; to immerse; to sink; to keep down; to lower; to drop; deep; profound; heavy
    Chinese Definition:
    ①没入水中,与“浮”相对:沉没。沉渣。沉浮(喻盛衰消长)。石沉大海。沉鱼落雁。静影沉璧。
    ②落下,陷入:沉陷。
    ③重量大:沉重。
    ④慎重,不轻浮:沉着。沉毅。
    ⑤深切长久,程度深:沉思。沉滞。沉吟。沉默。
    ⑥重浮轻。

    Example Words:
    沉重 [ chén zhòng ]: heavy; hard; serious; critical
    沉淀 [ chén diàn ]: to settle; to precipitate (solid sediment out of a solution)
    沉思 [ chén ]: to contemplate; to ponder; contemplation; meditation
    深沉 [ shēn chén ]: deep; profound; (of a person) reserved; undemonstrative; (of a voice, sound etc) deep; low-pitched
    沉着 [ chén zhuó ]: steady; calm and collected; not nervous
  • Pinyin: chēn

    English Definition: see 黑沉沉
    Example Words:
    黑沉沉 [ hēi chēn chēn ]: pitch-black
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