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Meaning of 肩

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Pinyin: jiān
English Definition: shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
Chinese Definition:
①脖子旁边胳膊上边的部分:肩膀。肩胛。并肩。
②担负:肩负。肩荷。肩舆(轿子)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A man bringing home meat for the family
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] door; family
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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Example Words
肩膀 jiān bǎng shoulder
肩负 jiān to shoulder (a burden); to bear; to suffer (a disadvantage)
肩头 jiān tóu on one's shoulders; (dialect) shoulder
并肩 bìng jiān alongside; shoulder to shoulder; side by side; abreast
披肩 jiān cape; shawl; (of long hair) to trail over one's shoulders
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