Meaning of 苒

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Pinyin: rǎn
English Definition: luxuriant growth; passing (of time)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ rǎn ] tender; weak; to proceed gradually
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Example Words
荏苒 rěn rǎn (literary) (of time) to slip away
时光荏苒 shí guāng rěn rǎn time zips by (idiom)
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Example Sentences
The Yara deal is partly a response to lower prices for natural gas in America.
The necessity for him to evaluate and compromise in his interactions with others will trigger the start of a new way of viewing his place as a part of Urantia's mission.
When these changes have happened, and the planet's environment is safe for its inhabitants to return to, we will then being Urantia out of its stasis period.
Urantia is a special planet, because of the rebellion, as many are incarnate here from the higher realms to learn in preparation for these forth coming careers.
Eight-one years have elapsed since the publication of this collection in 1928, and Zhou Haiying, the infant in the family photo, has also grown into his eighties.