zhān to glue; to stick; to paste

Made up of [ rice radical 119, zhān to observe; to divine ]

Note

Rice is known for its stickiness and 'zhan' provides phonetic
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using : jīng (refined) mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) táng (sugar) lóu (multi-story building)
Using zhān : zhàn (station) zhàn (to fight) diàn (inn) zuān (to drill) tiē (to stick) diǎn (spot)

Sounds same

zhān (to observe)

Different tone

zhàn (station) zhàn (to fight)

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Pronunciation

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