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Meaning of 潜

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(Trad.: 潛)
Pinyin: qián
English Definition: hidden; secret; latent; to hide; to conceal; to submerge; to dive
Chinese Definition:
①隐在水面下活动:潜水。潜泳。潜坝。潜行(a.在水面以下行动;b.在外边秘密行动)。
②隐藏的,秘密地:潜藏。潜伏。潜遁。潜逃。潜力。潜心。潜师。潜在。潜台词。潜移默化。
③姓氏。
Antonyms:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ ] to change, to replace, to substitute for
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Example Words
潜力 qián potential; capacity
潜在 qián zài hidden; potential; latent
潜艇 qián tǐng submarine
潜心 qián xīn to concentrate fully on sth; single-minded
潜能 qián néng potential; hidden capability
More: 潜* | *潜 | *潜*
Example Sentences
1
While an assistant stood guard in a small boat, I sank to the bottom with a camera encased in a bubble-shaped underwater housing.
2
"Qian" here should be read the second tone.
3
Or how about when you go snorkeling by a school of fish and you see every single one of those fish swimming along at the same speed, they keep the same distance from each other.
4
Where is the hidden opportunity in the changes being forced on you?
5
"Yeah, I like diving.I am sure one of us can dive further than you.""Oh,yeah?