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chǎn

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chǎn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
chǎn | chan3
English translation
spade, shovel; trowel, scoop

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About chǎn

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Number of strokes

19

Traditional form

chǎn

Contains the radical

jīn

Part of speech

Non-morpheme / 非语素字 Fēi yǔsù zì

Learning hint

metal

Etymology of chǎn

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

釒産

Semantic compound

jīn

Phonetic compound

chǎn

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. jīn represents the meaning and chǎn represents the sound. Simplified form of chǎn .

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Words with chǎn

Explore 9 words and sayings that include the Chinese character chǎn in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
chǎn to shovel chǎn
铲除 chǎn chú to root out剷除
铲子 chǎn zi shovel鏟子
铲车 chǎn chē front loader (vehicle)鏟車
锅铲 guō chǎn wok spatula鍋鏟
铲平 chǎn píng to flatten鏟平
铲土机 chǎn tǔ jī earth-moving machine鏟土機
铲运机 chǎn yùn jī earth-moving machine鏟運機
电铲 diàn chǎn power shovel電鏟

chǎn Decomposition & Compounds

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