Meaning of 灿

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(Trad.: 燦)
Pinyin: càn
English Definition: glorious; bright; brilliant; lustrous; resplendent
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
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Example Words
灿烂 càn làn to glitter; brilliant; splendid
金灿灿 jīn càn càn golden-bright and dazzling
灿若繁星 càn ruò fán xīng bright as a multitude of stars (idiom); extremely able talent
星光灿烂 xīng guāng càn làn star-studded gathering; The stars in the sky are shining brightly.; to be spangled with stars (idiom)
灿烂夺目 càn làn duó dazzling; brilliant (idiom)
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Example Sentences
The countryside was bathed in brilliant sunshine.
The girl smiled brightly, making people feel better too.
There is a beautiful garden in heaven, where flowers bloom brightly.