zhàn station; to stand; to halt

Made up of [ stand; rise radical 117, zhān to observe; to divine ]

Note

'li' - stand gives the meaning while 'zhan' is the phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using : tóng (boy servant) wèi (position) qīn (parent) yīn (sound)
Using zhān : zhān (to glue) zhàn (to fight) diàn (inn) zuān (to drill) tiē (to stick) diǎn (spot)

Sounds same

zhàn (to fight)

Different tone

zhān (to observe) zhān (to glue)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

不怕慢就怕站 bú pà màn jiù pà zhàn Do not be afraid of slowing down as long as you keep going

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