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Pronunciation : diàn
Meaning :
  1. electricity. (n)
  2. telegram; cable. (n)
  3. give or get an electric shock. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 41.3%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
电脑
diàn nǎo
: computer (电 = electronic; 脑 = brain)
2.
电话
diàn huà
: telephone, call (电 = electrical; 话 = word; talk)
3.
电梯
diàn tī
: lift; elevator; escalator (电 = electrical; 梯 = ladder)
4.
电影
diàn yǐng
: film; movie
5.
电子邮件
diàn zǐ yóu jiàn
: email (电子 = electronic; 邮件 = mail)
6.
电视
diàn shì
: television, TV
7.
电池
diàn chí
: battery
8.
电器
diàn qì
: electrical appliance
9.
电台
diàn tái
: broadcasting (or radio) station; station
10.
闪电
shǎn diàn
: lightning
Sentences:
1. I shave with an electric razor.
yòng diàn dòng dāo guā
: I
: use
电动 : motor-driven; electric
: shave
: (胡须) beard
: knife
剃须刀 : razor
: shave
胡子 : beard
2. Do you know who is the creator of the electric bulb?
zhī dào shuí shì diàn dēng de míng zhě
: you
知道 : know
: who
: is
: electric
: light
电灯 : electric lamp; electric light
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
发明者 : inventor, creator
3. The ice storm caused a power outage.
bào fēng xuě dǎo zhì tíng diàn
暴风雪 : storm
: wind
: snow
导致 : cause
停电 : blackout; power cut
: stop
: electricity
4. There was something wrong with the switch and I got a shock.
diàn mén yǒu máo bìng diàn le xià
电门 : switch
: have
毛病 : problem
: give or get an electric shock
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: I, me
一下 : one time; once
5. I only ever listen to one radio station.
zhī shōu tīng diàn tái de jiē
: I
: only
收听 : listen
: one
: measure word
电台 : radio station
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
节目 : programme
6. The line’s dead.
diàn huà tōng
电话 : telephone, call
不通 : be obstructed; be blocked up
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