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The Chinese word san - 散 - săn
(loose in Chinese)



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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

săn

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced sàn. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

loose"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, to fall apart, idle"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, powered medicine"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
,
to break up

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 散 ( săn ) correctly?"

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.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( san / săn ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>loose</m> )
The traditional Chinese characters of săn are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 12 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

undisciplined  |  bulk
散 ( san / săn ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 853)
Chinese example words containing the character 散 ( san / săn )
阿散蒂 ( Āsăndì = Ashanti ), 散文 ( sănwén = prose ), 散步 ( sànbù = to take a walk ), 散热器 ( sànrèqì = radiator )
Other characters that are pronounced săn in Chinese

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