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Pronunciation : xiàn
Meaning :
  1. pitfall; trap. (n)
  2. to get stuck; to sink; to cave in. (v)
  3. to frame (false charge). (v)
  4. to capture (a city in battle); to fall (to the enemy). (v)
  5. defect. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 10
Traditional :
Usage : 7.5%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
陷害
xiàn hài
: frame; frame up
2.
陷阱
xiàn jǐng
: trap; pitfall
3.
缺陷
quē xiàn
: defect; draw back
4.
沦陷
lún xiàn
: be occupied by the enemy
5.
陷入
xiàn rù
: sink into; be caught in; be lose in; be immersed in
Sentences:
1. The mud was bogging down the cars.
chē xiàn le zhǎo
汽车 : car
陷入 : bog down; sink into
: particle indicating that something has happened
泥沼 : mud
2. We were dragged into a bad situation.
men xiàn rùl e kùn jìng
我们 : we
陷入 : be caught in
: particle indicating that something has happened
困境 : bad situation
3. She completely surrendered to love.
wán quán xiàn le ài qíng
: she
完全 : totally
陷入 : be caught in
: particle indicating that something has happened
爱情 : love
: in; inside
4. And who do you think it was who framed you?
rèn wéi shì shéi xiàn hài le
: you
认为 : think
: is
: who
陷害 : frame
: particle indicating that something has happened
: you
5. The bear was trapped.
zhǐ xióng bèi xiàn jǐng kùn zhù le
: that
: measure word
: bear
: (particle) used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning
陷阱 : trap
困住 : trapped
: particle indicating that something has happened
6. There is a fault in the machine.
yŏu quē xiàn
: that
: measure word
机器 : machine
: have
缺陷 : fault
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