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shèn
v./adj./adv. to exceed; (lit.) big, huge; serious; very
Other meanings
[shén]   char. (variant of 什) what (used in forming the word 甚么)
[shèn]   pro. (dialect) what, whatever

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
xiāng chà shèn yuǎn
phr. there is a great deal of difference (between the two); ... differs very much from...
shèn xiāo chén shàng
idiom. clamor raises the dust; a tremendous clamor, to raise a tremendous stink
rì shèn yí rì
idiom. getting more serious everyday, getting worse with each passing