wān bowl

Made up of [ shí rock; stone; stone inscription radical 112]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: fàn (food)
Number of strokes: 13

Related characters


Also uses shí component: yìng (hard)

Different tone

wán (toy) wǎn (evening) wàn (ten thousand)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

hái yào liǎng wān mǐ fàn Also want two bowls of rice

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