Meaning of 沦

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(Trad.: 淪)
Pinyin: lún
English Definition: to sink (into ruin, oblivion); to be reduced to
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
沉沦 chén lún to sink into (vice, depravity etc); to pass into oblivion; downfall; passing
沦陷 lún xiàn to fall into enemy hands; to be occupied; to degenerate; to submerge
沦落 lún luò to degenerate; impoverished; to fall (into poverty); to be reduced (to begging)
沦丧 lún sàng to be lost; to be ruined; to perish; to wither away
沦亡 lún wáng (of a country) to perish; to be annexed; subjugation (to a foreign power)
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Example Sentences
In that year county after county fell to the enemy.
The day you leave and cross the Kidron Valley, you can be sure you will die; your blood will be on your own head.
To cut you off in the comments, I won' t mention or make a single comparison to Apple in the analysis below.
Instead of us creating goals as a means to fulfill our desires, we become enslaved by them.
They wanted tougher rules that would have forced the companies into bankruptcy unless the union agreed to painful wage and benefit cuts.