Meaning:
[0] [sim] 弹 || [v] (1) pluck; strum; play (a musical instrument); (2) accuse; criticize; attack in speech / writing

Level:
3

Jyutping:
taan4

Pinyin:
tan2

Type:

Stroke Count:
15

Cantonese Frequency:
54

Mandarin Frequency:
76

Notes:
[0] "Pellet" (the most common meaning) is mostly used as the last syllable of a noun and read as daan2. Occasionally, however, it could be read as daan6 esp when placed not as the last syllable.

Related Words
Word Jyutping Meaning
人肉炸彈 jan4 juk6 zaa3 daan6*2 suicide bomber;
汽車炸彈 hei3 ce1 zaa3 daan6*2 car bomb;
流彈 lau4 daan6*2 stray bullet;
自殺炸彈殺手 zi6 saat3 zaa3 daan6*2 saat3 sau2 suicide bomber;
彈道 daan6*2 dou6 trajectory; the path of a bullet;
照片炸彈 ziu3 pin3*2 zaa3 daan6*2 photobomb, an otherwise normal photo that has been ruined or spoiled by someone who was not supposed to be in the photograph;
彈性 daan6 sing3 elasticity, flexibility; degree of stretch; pliability;
導彈 dou6 daan6*2 guided missile; Classifier: 枚;
子彈 zi2 daan6*2 bullet;
彈鋼琴 taan4 gong3 kam4 to play the piano;

Related Sentences
Sentence SWC Jyutping Meaning
示威者向警察掟石﹐而警察用橡膠子彈回敬。 si6 wai1 ze2 hoeng3 ging2 caat3 deng3 sek6, ﹐ji4 ging2 caat3 jung6 zoeng6 gaau1 zi2 daan2 wui4 ging3  Protesters threw stones at the police, who responded with rubber bullets. 
佢彈緊琴。 他 彈 鋼琴 。 keoi5 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} gan2 kam4 He plays the piano.
我彈鋼琴唔係彈得好好。 我 鋼琴 沒有 彈得 很好。 ngo5 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} {[1] gong3 [2] gong1} kam4 m4 hai6 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} dak1 {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} I dont play piano very well.
佢彈鋼琴唔係彈得好好。 她 鋼琴 沒有 彈得 很好。 keoi5 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} {[1] gong3 [2] gong1} kam4 m4 hai6 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} dak1 {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} She doesnt play piano very well.
佢唔係彈緊結他。 他 沒有 在 彈 吉他 。 keoi5 m4 hai6 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} gan2 git3 taa1 He isnt playing guitar.
佢成日彈結他,佢彈得好叻。 他 常 彈 吉他 ,而且 彈得 很好。 keoi5 {[1] sing4 [2] seng4} jat6 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} git3 taa1 keoi5 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} dak1 {[1] hou2 [2] hou3} lek1 He plays guitar a lot, and he plays very well.
志榮識彈結他。 志榮 彈 吉他 。 zi3 wing4 {[1] sik1 [2] zi3} {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} git3 taa1 Zhirong plays the guitar.
不過佢而家唔係彈緊結他。 但 他 現在 沒有 在彈 吉他 。 bat1 gwo3 keoi5 ji4 gaa1 m4 hai6 {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} gan2 git3 taa1 But he's not playing the guitar now.
志榮係咪彈緊結他呀?-佢唔係。 志榮 在彈 吉他 嗎 ?— 沒有 , 他 沒有 。 zi3 wing4 hai6 {[1] mai1 [2] mai5[3] mai6 [4] mi4} {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} gan2 git3 taa1 {aa3 aa4 aa5 aa1} keoi5 m4 hai6 Is Zhirong playing the guitar? -No, he isnt.
佢識唔識彈結他呀?-佢識。 他 彈 吉他 嗎 ?— 對 , 他 會 。 keoi5 {[1] sik1 [2] zi3} m4 {[1] sik1 [2] zi3} {[1] taan4 [2] daan6*2[3] daan6} git3 taa1 {aa3 aa4 aa5 aa1} keoi5 {[1] sik1 [2] zi3} Does he play the guitar? Yes he does.