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The Chinese word dan - 单 - dān
(single in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced shàn. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

single, odd, bill,
list, form

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( dan / dān ) with pronunciation (English translation: single )
单 ( dan / dān ) in traditional characters

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

unit  |  alone
单 ( dan / dān ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 431)
Chinese example words containing the character 单 ( dan / dān )
菜单 ( càidān = menu ), 传单 ( chuándān = leaflet ), 床单 ( chuángdān = bed sheet ), 单程票 ( dānchéngpiào = single ticket ), 单词 ( dāncí = vocable ), 单据 ( dānjù = receipt ), 单人房 ( dānrénfáng = single room ), 单数 ( dānshù = singular ), 订票单 ( dìngpiàodān = reservation form ), 点击 ( diănjī = to click ), 孤单 ( gūdān = loneliness ), 简单 ( jiăndān = simple ), 买单 ( măidān = to settle the bill ), 微单相机 ( wēidānxiàngjī = mirrorless camera ), 帐单 ( zhàngdān = bill )
Other characters that are pronounced dān in Chinese
More words that mean single in Chinese
( 个 ), ( 一 ), zhī ( 只 ), zhĭ ( 只 )

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