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Meaning of 垫

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(Trad.: 墊)
Pinyin: diàn
English Definition: pad; cushion; mat; to pad out; to fill a gap; to pay for sb; to advance (money)
Chinese Definition:
①衬在底下或铺在上面:垫高。垫平。垫背。垫脚石(喻被人用来往上爬)。
②用来衬、铺的东西:垫子。垫褥。
③替人暂付款项:垫款。垫付。垫支。
④陷沉,淹没:垫没。垫陷。
⑤填补空缺:垫补。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhí ] to execute; to grasp, to hold; to keep; to sieze, to detain
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words:
卡垫 [ diàn ]: (Tibetan) rug; mat
坐垫 [ zuò diàn ]: cushion; (motorbike) seat; Classifiers:
坐厕垫 [ zuò diàn ]: toilet seat
垫上 [ diàn shàng ]: to pay for sb
垫付 [ diàn ]: to advance funds to sb for later repayment
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