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English Definitionprose; essay
Simplified Script散文
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄙㄢˇ ㄨㄣˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)saan2man4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
sǎnscattered; loose; to come loose; to fall apart; leisurely; powdered medicine
wénlanguage; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle; (old) measure word for coins; Kangxi radical 67; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
散件sǎnjiànspare parts; odds and ends
散光sǎnguāngastigmatism; see also 散光
散兵sǎnbīngloose and disorganized soldiers; stragglers; fig. a loner
散列sǎnlièto hash; hashing (computing)
散剂sǎnjìpowder medicine
Words With Same Tail Word    
中文zhōngwénChinese; Chinese written language; Chinese writing
论文lùnwénpaper; treatise; thesis; to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
作文zuòwénto write an essay; composition (student essay)
英文yīngwénEnglish (language)
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