Meaning of 沧

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(Trad.: 滄)
Pinyin: cāng
English Definition: blue-green or azure (of water); vast (of water); cold
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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
沧桑 cāng sāng great changes; ups and downs; vicissitudes; abbr. of 沧海桑田
沧海桑田 cāng hǎi sāng tián lit. the blue sea turned into mulberry fields (idiom); fig. the transformations of the world
饱经沧桑 bǎo jīng cāng sāng having lived through many changes
曾经沧海 céng jīng cāng hǎi lit. having crossed the vast ocean (idiom); fig. widely experienced in the vicissitudes of life
沧海一粟 cāng hǎi a drop in the ocean (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Out of sight. Just past the vicissitudes of the buried memories.