Meaning of 莲

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(Trad.: 蓮)
Pinyin: lián
English Definition: lotus
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flower) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ lián ] to join, to connect; continuous; even
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Example Words
莲花 lián huā lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn, among others); water-lily
莲子 lián lotus seed
莲藕 lián ǒu lotus root
雪莲 xuě lián snow lotus herb; Saussurea involucrata
莲蓬 lián péng lotus seed head
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Example Sentences
O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee?
She meant that her full name was Lillian Margaret Smith.
Xiulian: Yes, I am sure many things are an illusion. Yet some are hopelessly real.
Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
Lancelot was also loved by Elanine, a beautiful girl, but he soon deserted her and she died of a broken heart.