爛 - Dong Chinese dictionary

làn

rotten

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

闌 sound component

  Sound component

lán

  

door screen

Evolution

爛 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
爛 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
爛 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

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làn

rotten, spoiled, decayed; soft; mushy; well-cooked and soft; to rot; to decompose; rotten; worn out; chaotic; messy; utterly; thoroughly; crappy; bad

Most common words with 爛
Freq.
Word
Meaning

soft

灿烂

to glitter

腐烂

to rot

破烂

worn-out

烂摊子

terrible mess