Meaning of 荏

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Pinyin: rěn
English Definition: beefsteak plant (Perilla frutescens); soft; weak
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (herb) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ rèn ] to trust, to rely on; to appoint; to bear; duty, office
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Example Words
荏苒 rěn rǎn (literary) (of time) to slip away
色厉内荏 nèi rěn lit. show strength while weak inside (idiom); appearing fierce while cowardly at heart; a sheep in wolf's clothing
时光荏苒 shí guāng rěn rǎn time zips by (idiom)
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