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v./adj. overflow, flood; excessive, indiscriminate; trite, hackneyed

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
fàn làn
v. to flood, to inundate; (of unhealthy tendencies) to spread unchecked
tā zài wèi shí céng jīng làn yòng zì jǐ de zhí quán .
phr. He used to abuse his power while in office.
tā zǒng shì làn huā qián
phr. She always spends money like water.
cū zhì làn zào
phr. manufacture in a rough and slipshod way
chén cí làn diào
idiom. hackneyed and stereotyped words, clichés
nìng quē wú làn
idiom. would rather go without than make do with sth shoddy or substandard, better to accept too few than to make up a number by lowering the standard
làn yú chōng shù
idiom. pretend to play the Yu (a wind instrument) in order to make up the number for an orchestra-- to be included in a group just to fill in a vacancy