Meaning of 铺

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(Trad.: 舖, 鋪)
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ ] to begin; man, father; great; a distance of ten li
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to spread; to display; to set up; (old) holder for door-knocker
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    铺设 shè to lay (railroad tracks, carpet, pipeline); to install (wiring, cable); to construct (road, concrete slab)
    铺天盖地 tiān gài lit. hiding the sky and covering the earth (idiom); fig. earth-shattering; omnipresent; of universal importance
    铺盖 gai bedding; bedclothes
    铺张浪费 zhāng làng fèi extravagance and waste (idiom)
    铺轨 guǐ to lay railway track
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: variant of ; store; plank bed; place to sleep; shop; store; (old) relay station
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    店铺 diàn store; shop
    铺子 zi store; shop
    床铺 chuáng bed
    当铺 dàng pawn shop; Classifiers:
    铺面 miàn front window; store front
    More: 铺* | *铺 | *铺*
Example Sentences
You too can pave the way.
They had a cot set up for me.
The great, those who are rich, are up above, in the acacia alley, which is paved.
If you want to start practicing yoga daily, set your yoga mat out every night, so you see it when you first wake up.
There are only a few paved roads, but asphalt crews are laying down new ones every day.