Meaning of 盒

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English Definition: small box; case
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (container) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
    • [ mǐn ] dish, vessel; shallow container
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Example Words
饭盒 fàn lunchbox; mess tin
盒饭 fàn meal in a partitioned box
骨灰盒 huī box for bone ashes; funerary casket
墨盒 ink cartridge
盒带 dài cassette tape; abbr. for 盒式录音磁带 ; Classifiers:
More: 盒* | *盒 | *盒*
Example Sentences
Unidentified items - What is THAT in that old Chinese takeout box?
One of my students gave me a box of chocolate as present.
But my fancy accordion might as well have been a cardboard box that afternoon.
He waited an appropriate half hour and then went in, bringing with him a box of chocolates for the secretary.
After posing for some photos with them, they kindly gave us a lunch box filled with pastries which we snacked on while watching the waves.