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The Chinese word dian - 电 - diàn
(electricity in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

electricity, lightning, current

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Chinese characters  ( dian / diàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: electricity )
电 ( dian / diàn ) in traditional characters

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computer  |  telephone
电 ( dian / diàn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 161)
Chinese example words containing the character 电 ( dian / diàn )
笔记本电脑 ( bĭjìbĕn diànnăo = notebook ), 充电器 ( chōngdiànqì = charger ), 打电话 ( dă diànhuà = to call somebody (on the phone) ), 电报 ( diànbào = telegram ), 电表 ( diànbiăo = electric meter ), 电车 ( diànchē = trolley bus ), 电池 ( diànchí = battery ), 电吹风 ( diànchuīfēng = hair dryer ), 电磁炉 ( diàncílú = induction cooker ), 电灯 ( diàndēng = lamp ), 电动车 ( diàndòngchē = electric vehicle ), 电动工具 ( diàndònggōngjù = electric tool ), 电饭煲 ( diànfànbāo = rice cooker ), 电风扇 ( diànfēngshàn = fanner ), 电工 ( diàngōng = electrician ), 电话 ( diànhuà = telephone ), 电话簿 ( diànhuàbù = telephone directory ), 电话号码 ( diànhuàhàomă = telephone number ), 电话卡 ( diànhuàkă = phone card ), 电话亭 ( diànhuàtíng = telephone booth ), 电话线 ( diànhuàxiàn = telephone cord ) 电吉他 ( diànjítā = electric guitar )
Other characters that are pronounced diàn in Chinese
More words that mean lightning in Chinese
shăndiàn ( 闪电 )

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