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tǎng
v. to lie (down), to repose
    body
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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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zhuō zi xià bian tǎng zhe yì tiáo gǒu .
phr. Under the desk lies a dog.
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kàn zhe wài miàn de dà xuě , wǒ zhēn xiǎng yì zhí tǎng zài bèi wō lǐ .
phr. Upon seeing the heavy snow outside, I really wanted to stay under the quilts the whole day.
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tā shēn zhǎn zhe shēn zi tǎng zài cǎo dì shang shuì zháo le .
phr. He fell asleep with his body extended on the grass.
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tǎng zài chuáng shàng , tā ké yǐ kàn dào bì lán de tiān kōng
phr. Lying on his bed, he could see the blue sky.
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tā tǎng zài chuáng shàng
phr. He is lying in bed.
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tā tǎng zài chuáng shàng , quán suō chéng yì tuán .
phr. He's lying on the bed, huddling up.
bàn tǎng bàn zuò
phr. be half sitting and half lying
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yī shēng yào tā tǎng zài chuáng shang hǎo hāo xiū xi jǐ tiān .
phr. The doctor requested him to rest well in bed for a few days.
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yī shēng ràng tā tǎng zài chuáng shàng , hǎo hāo xiū xi jǐ tiān .
phr. The doctor asked him to stay in bed, and rest well for a couple of days.
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tā kàn le kàn biǎo , tǎng xià jiē zhe shuì jiào .
phr. He took a look at his watch, then lay down and continued to sleep.
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tā tǎng zài chuáng shàng shuì zháo le .
phr. She fell asleep lying in the bed.
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nǐ yào me qǐ chuáng , yào me shuì jiào , bié lǎo zài chuáng shàng tǎng zhe .
phr. You (should) either get up, or go to sleep. Don't just lie in the bed.