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v. seize, forcibly occupy; take up (time or space)
Other meanings
[zhàn]   v. constitute, account for
[zhān]   v. to divine
    divination (for )
    person, man (for )

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.
zhàn lǐng
v. occupy
zhàn zhe máo kēng bù lā shǐ
phr. clinging to a post without doing any work and not let other people take it
zhàn xiàn
v. the (telephone) line is busy
gōng zhàn
v. to attack and occupy
zhàn dì
v. take up space, occupy
qiǎng zhàn
v. to race to control or seize; to unlawfully occupy
yí gè hàn zì zhàn liǎng ge zì jié
phr. One character occupies two bytes.
zhàn zuò
v. occupy a seat
tā xiǎng dú zhàn tā de shí jiān
phr. She tried to monopolize his time.
rén men zài fàn guǎn chī fàn shí , xǐ huan dú zhàn yì zhāng zhuō zi
phr. When one dines in a restaurant, one likes to take one table for oneself.
gōng zuò jǐ zhàn le yè yú shēng huó
phr. The job has seized the position of the after-hour life.