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战(戰) zhàn battle, war - Mandarin Chinese

Definition[edit | edit source]

Radical is 戈 gē “spear.” Phonetic of the simplified character is 占 zhàn “occupy” while the phonetic of the traditional character is 單 dān “single”. Distinguish simplified 战 from simplified 占, and traditional 戰 from traditional 單.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • 战国时代 (戰國時代) Zhànguó Shídài Warring States Period [TW]
  • 第一次世界大战 (第一次世界大戰) Dì'yīcì Shìjiè Dàzhàn World War I [TW]
  • 第二次世界大战 (第二次世界大戰) Dì'èrcì Shìjiè Dàzhàn World War II [TW]

Video[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

Book: Intermediate Written Chinese by Cornelius C. Kubler

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