diàn
v. pay for somebody in advance; fill up; fill in a gap, insert
Other meanings
[diàn]   v./n. put something under something else to raise it or make it level; cushion, mat
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Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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.
EXAMPLES
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wǒ xiān géi nǐ diàn shang , nǐ míng tiān zài huán wǒ ba .
phr. Let me pay for you in advance, and you can pay me back tomorrow.
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chī diǎn fāng biàn miàn diàn diàn dù zi ba .
phr. Have some instant noodles to fill the belly please.
diàn fù
v. pay for someone and get paid back later
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diàn ge zhěn tou , bié ràng hái zi kòng zhe nǎo dai shuì jiào .
phr. Put a pillow. Do not let the child sleep with his head unsupported.
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zhèng xì kāi yǎn qián , tā men xiān diàn le jǐ chū zhé zi xì .
phr. Before the full-scale performance started, they put in a few highlights from other operas.