Meaning of 胆

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(Trad.: 膽)
Pinyin: dǎn
English Definition: gall bladder; courage; guts; gall; inner container (e.g. bladder of a football, inner container of a thermos)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ dàn ] dawn; morning; day
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Example Words
大胆 dǎn brazen; audacious; outrageous; bold; daring; fearless
胆怯 dǎn qiè timidity; timid; cowardly
胆量 dǎn liàng courage; boldness; guts
胆小 dǎn xiǎo cowardice; timid
提心吊胆 xīn diào dǎn (saying) to be very scared and on edge
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Example Sentences
Applied Materials continues to develop the electronic guts of its complex machines at laboratories in the United States and Europe.
But if you've got guts and a sense of adventure, why not have it out with him?
Almost all the "bile bears" have mental problems and shake their heads nonstop and can hardly control themselves.
I will hole you like a hive if you dare to touch my wife once.
Taste then is closely associated with courage, as the Chinese always associate shihwith tan, and courage or independence of judgment, as we know, is such a rare virtue among mankind.