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(Trad.: 滄)
Pinyin: cāng
English Definition: blue-green or azure (of water); vast (of water); cold
Chinese Definition:
①暗绿色(指水):沧海。沧浪。沧海遗珠(喻被埋没的人才)。沧海桑田。沧海一粟。
②寒,冷:“日初出,沧沧凉凉,及其日中,如探汤”。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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饱经沧桑 [ bǎo jīng cāng sāng ]: having lived through many changes
曾经沧海 [ céng jīng cāng hǎi ]: lit. having crossed the vast ocean (idiom); fig. widely experienced in the vicissitudes of life
曾经沧海难为水,除却巫山不是云 [ céng jīng cāng hǎi nán wéi shuǐ , chú què shān shì yún ]: there are no rivers to one who has crossed the ocean, and no clouds to one who has passed Mount Wu (idiom); one who has seen the world doesn't stop at small things
李沧 [ cāng ]: Licang district of Qingdao city 青岛市 , Shandong
李沧区 [ cāng ]: Licang district of Qingdao city 青岛市 , Shandong
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