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Meaning of 浅

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(Trad.: 淺)
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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: qiǎn
    English Definition: shallow; light (color)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①从表面到底或外面到里面距离小的,与“深”相对:深浅。浅滩。浅海。屋子进深浅。
    ②不久,时间短:年代浅。
    ③程度不深的:这篇文章很浅。浅薄。浅尝。浅见。浅近。浅陋。
    ④颜色淡薄:浅红。浅淡。
    ⑤深。

    Example Words:
    浅薄 qiǎn superficial
    深入浅出 shēn qiǎn chū to explain a complicated subject matter in simple terms (idiom); (of language) simple and easy to understand
    肤浅 qiǎn skin-deep; superficial; shallow
    搁浅 qiǎn to be stranded (of ship); to run aground; fig. to run into difficulties and stop
    深浅 shēn qiǎn deep or shallow; depth (of the sea); limits of decorum
    More: 浅* | *浅 | *浅*
  • Pinyin: jiān
    English Definition: sound of moving water
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(浅浅)流水声。
Example Sentences
1
He's been working here for only a short time.
2
What about this light blue one?
3
Pale greens and yellows make a restful colour scheme for a room.
4
If you can get that level of depth of field for that cheap in order to single out your subjects in your photos, why not go for it?
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Now we have mid tones but no light and dark tones.