Meaning of 盾

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Pinyin: dùn
English Definition: shield; (currency) Vietnamese dong; currency unit of several countries (Indonesian rupiah, Dutch gulden etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: An eye peering from behind a shield
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • Above to below
      • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
      • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words
矛盾 máo dùn contradiction; Classifiers: ; conflicting views; contradictory
后盾 hòu dùn support; backing
自相矛盾 xiāng máo dùn to contradict oneself; self-contradictory; inconsistent
盾牌 dùn pái shield; pretext; excuse
茅盾 máo dùn Mao Dun (1896-1981), Chinese novelist
More: 盾* | *盾 | *盾*
Example Sentences
The man agreed, giving her 3, 000 dong every day to feed the girl.
Space debris is a shield to keep us from hearing alien broadcasts.
The lower (southern) portion of the image shows part of the Martian polar ice shield; in the center are ice deposits covered by wind-shaped dunes.
But whatever was achieved militarily must be set against the damage Israel did to its international image by killing innocent civilians that Hamas fighters use as human shields.
A cleaner returns home with a Star of David etched on her arm by a soldier wielding a broken bottle.