(àn)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. bank
  2. shore
  3. beach
  4. coast

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
岸边 àn biān shore
岸标 àn biāo lighthouse/shore beacon
岸然 àn rán solemn/serious
岸上 àn shàng ashore/on the riverbank
凹岸 āo àn concave bank
傲岸 ào àn proud/haughty
彼岸 bǐ àn the other shore/(Buddhism) paramita
彼岸花 bǐ àn huā red spider lily (Lycoris radiata)/cluster amaryllis
驳岸 bó àn a low stone wall built along the water's edge to protect an embankment/revetment
到岸价 dào àn jià cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) (transportation)
道貌岸然 dào mào àn rán sanctimonious/dignified
登岸 dēng àn to go ashore/to disembark
抵岸 dǐ àn to come ashore
堤岸 dī àn embankment/bank/levee
东海岸 Dōng hǎi àn East Coast
对岸 duì àn opposite bank (of a body of water)
高岸 gāo àn in grand style/high bank
高岸深谷 gāo àn shēn gǔ high bank, deep valley (idiom)/secluded location
隔岸观火 gé àn guān huǒ to watch the fires burning across the river/to delay entering the fray until all others have been exhausted by fighting amongst themselves (idiom)
海岸 hǎi àn coastal/seacoast
海岸护卫队 hǎi àn hù wèi duì coast guard
海岸警卫队 hǎi àn jǐng wèi duì coastguard
海岸线 hǎi àn xiàn coastline/seaboard/shoreline
海峡两岸关系协会 Hǎi xiá Liǎng àn Guān xi Xié huì PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
河岸 hé àn riverside/river bank
黄金海岸 Huáng jīn Hǎi àn name of various places including Gold Coast (Australian city), Gold Coast (former British colony in Africa) and Costa Daurada (area on the coast of Catalonia, Spain)
江岸 Jiāng àn Jiang'an district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wǔ hàn shì], Hubei
江岸区 Jiāng àn qū Jiang'an district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wǔ hàn shì], Hubei
靠岸 kào àn (of a boat) to reach the shore/to pull toward shore/close to shore/landfall
口岸 kǒu àn a port for external trade/a trading or transit post on border between countries
苦海无边,回头是岸 kǔ hǎi wú biān, huí tóu shì àn The sea of bitterness has no bounds, turn your head to see the shore (idiom). Only Buddhist enlightenment can allow one to shed off the abyss of worldly suffering./Repent and ye shall be saved!
离岸 lí àn offshore
离岸价 lí àn jià free on board (FOB) (transportation)
两岸 liǎng àn bilateral/both shores/both sides/both coasts/Taiwan and mainland
两岸对话 liǎng àn duì huà bilateral talks
两岸三地 liǎng àn sān dì China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau (media term used esp. since 1997)
落水狗上岸 luò shuǐ gǒu shàng àn like a dog who fell in the river and climbs out—shaking all over
美国海岸警卫队 Měi guó Hǎi àn Jǐng wèi duì United States Coast Guard
南岸 Nán àn Nananqu district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
南岸区 Nán àn qū Nananqu district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
拍岸 pāi àn to beat against the shore (of waves)
上岸 shàng àn to go ashore/to climb ashore
通商口岸 tōng shāng kǒu àn treaty port, forced on Qing China by the 19th century Great Powers
伟岸 wěi àn imposing/upright and tall/outstanding/gigantic in stature
象牙海岸 Xiàng yá Hǎi àn Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast (Tw)
崖岸 yá àn cliff/steep slope/fig. arrogant and difficult person
沿岸 yán àn coastal area/littoral or riparian
沿岸地区 yán àn dì qū coastal area
左岸 Zuǒ àn Left Bank (in Paris)

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