diàn shop; inn; store

Made up of [广 guǎng vast; wide radical 53, zhān to observe; to divine ]


The 'cliff' radical suggests some sort of shelter for a building, 'zhan' is a rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters

Also uses 广 guǎng component: chuáng (bed) dù (to pass) qìng (celebrate) táng (Tang) zuò (seat)
Also uses zhān component: diǎn (spot) tiē (to stick) zhàn (to fight) zhàn (station) zhān (to glue) zuān (to drill)

Sounds same

diàn (electric)

Different tone

diǎn (spot)

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