Meaning of 篇

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Pinyin: piān
English Definition: sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Ideographic: A bamboo tablet ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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Example Words
长篇 cháng piān lengthy (report or speech)
篇章 piān zhāng writing; sections and chapters
诗篇 shī piān a poem; a composition in verse; fig. epic (compared with historical epic); the biblical Book of Psalms
中篇小说 zhōng piān xiǎo shuō novella
开篇 kāi piān start of literary work; opening song of ballad in Tanci style 弹词
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Example Sentences
I finished the essay through her help.
He tapped out an article on the typewriter.
But, this article is not about me.
He made a stirring speech.
This article was fathered upon him.