Meaning of 肩

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Pinyin: jiān
English Definition: shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A man bringing home meat for the family
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] door; family
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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Example Words
肩膀 jiān bǎng shoulder
肩负 jiān to shoulder (a burden); to bear; to suffer (a disadvantage)
肩头 jiān tóu on one's shoulders; (dialect) shoulder
并肩 bìng jiān alongside; shoulder to shoulder; side by side; abreast
披肩 jiān cape; shawl; (of long hair) to trail over one's shoulders
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Example Sentences
By appropriate, I mean, a female friend might love it if you rub her shoulders, but might be uncomfortable with something more "romantic, " like caressing her hair and cheek.
Right after turning professional, however, a shoulder injury suddenly stopped her career. Well, her tennis career.
We sat side by side, then went to the foyer.
Actually, it looked like everybody was really calm, like on the subway platform when it's really, really crowded and everyone' s standing shoulder to shoulder.
By the 5Th century, the horse collar (pictured above), which allows the horse to push with its shoulders, was developed.