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(Trad.: 貪)
Pinyin: tān
English Definition: to have a voracious desire for; to covet; greedy; corrupt
Chinese Definition:
①求多,不知足:贪玩。贪杯(过分好喝酒)。贪婪。贪污(利用职权非法地取得财物)。贪恋(十分留恋)。贪心。贪图。贪财。贪求。贪权。贪欲。贪得无厌。贪赃枉法。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jīn ] modern, current; today, now
    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
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Example Words
贪污 tān to be corrupt; corruption; to embezzle
贪婪 tān lán avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪图 tān to covet; to seek (riches, fame)
贪官 tān guān corrupt official; grasping functionary; greedy mandarin
反贪 fǎn tān anti-corruption (policy)
More: 贪* | *贪 | *贪*
Example Sentences
1
We can only eradicate the cankers of greed, hatred, and ignorance when they appear, and not allow them to overwhelm us, and influence our thought, speech, and actions.
2
The greedy little boy ate all the food at the party.
3
The solution: start small and focus on quality, not quantity.
4
Corrupt officials to fight corruption that is really anti-heart, but someone else is anti-corruption, this does not prejudice their own greed.
5
That's why job said, "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust upon a young woman."