灿 - Dong Chinese dictionary

càn

vivid

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. Simplified form of .

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

山 sound component

  Sound component

shān

  

mountain

Evolution

灿 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
灿 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
灿 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

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càn

vivid, illuminating; bright; glorious; brilliant; lustrous; resplendent

Most common words with 灿
Freq.
Word
Meaning

灿烂

to glitter

glorious

金灿灿

golden-bright and dazzling

灿若繁星

bright as a multitude of stars (idiom); extremely able talent