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 world rushes on over the strings of the lingering heart making the music of sadness.
The Yara deal is partly a response to lower prices for natural gas in America.
The Urantia Book (1955) maintains that Jesus was not married to Mary or any other woman.
The deal will extend Yara' s lead as the world' s biggest maker of nitrogen-based fertiliser.
The American Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, who was in New Orleans, described the death and destruction as a natural disaster of historic proportions.