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Meaning of 闪

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(Trad.: 閃)
Pinyin: shǎn
English Definition: to dodge; to duck out of the way; to beat it; shaken (by a fall); to sprain; to pull a muscle; lightning; spark; a flash; to flash (across one's mind); to leave behind; (Internet slang) (of a display of affection) "dazzlingly" saccharine; to dodge; to duck out of the way; to beat it; shaken (by a fall); to sprain; to pull a muscle; lightning; spark; a flash; to flash (across one's mind); to leave behind; (Internet slang) (of a display of affection) "dazzlingly" saccharine
Chinese Definition:
①天空的电光:闪电。打闪。
②突然显现:闪光。闪烁。闪耀。闪现。
③侧转体躲避:躲闪。闪让。
④因动作过猛,使一部分筋肉受伤而疼痛:闪了腰。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A man just glimpsed through a door
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ mén ] gate, door, entrance, opening
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
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Example Words:
闪电 [ shǎn diàn ]: lightning; Classifiers:
闪烁 [ shǎn shuò ]: flickering; twinkling; evasive; vague (of speech)
闪光 [ shǎn guāng ]: flash
闪闪 [ shǎn shǎn ]: flickering; sparkling; glistening; glittering
闪亮 [ shǎn liàng ]: brilliant; shiny; a flare; to glisten; to twinkle
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