variant of 冉[ran3]
surname Ran
edge of a tortoiseshell / see 冉冉[ran3 ran3]

= + : 冉冉 means "soft" as well as "gradually", so I'll represent 冉 by snail mail.

= + : Robinson Crusoe drank too much in the anthill, so he's unable to receive the letter of dirt that he gets by snail mail. The snail wants to deliver it anyway, so she just staples it to the table next to Robinson.
edge of a tortoiseshell / used in 冉冉[ran3 ran3]

冉 character breakdown

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 13), occurring in 用[yong4], 同[tong2], 網|网[wang3] etc, referred to as 同字框[tong2 zi4 kuang4]

= + : Kind of looks like a map. Zeus found a secret map that tells the location of a golden dinosaur bone in front of the engine, so he took a plough and digged up everything. He actually found a couple of dinosaur bones, but not a golden one.
Tu (ethnic group) / surname Tu
earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]

= + : Tommy Turtle (tu) wants to fix a cross (十) on a flute (一) in the space station's living room (Ø3). He uses dust and clay (土) to hold them together.
Variant of 冂, but the left stroke is 丿, not 丨

= 丿 + : Mnemonic symbol: ⺆ looks like a staple, as used in a stapler.

Zeus (ju) wants to plant bananas (丿) in front of the engine ((e)ng1). He uses a plow (㇆) to dig up the earth and puts the bananas inside. To prevent the bananas from falling down, he staples them down with a stapler (⺆).

Characters with 冉 as component

again; once more; re- / second; another / then (after sth, and not until then) / no matter how ... (followed by an adjective or verb, and then (usually) 也[ye3] or 都[dou1] for emphasis)

= + : Zorro finally received the flute he was waiting for so long in the airplane's bathroom. He is so moved that he cries 再见 again and again and waves the mail snail goodbye with a handkerchief.
old variant of 稱|称[cheng1]
old variant of 稱|称[chen4]
variant of 楠[nan2]
beard / whiskers
old variant of 髯[ran2]
ears without rim
luxuriant growth / passing (of time)
old variant of 甯|宁[ning2]

Words with 冉

gradually / slowly / softly drooping (branches, hair)

Sentences with 冉

冉 currently does not appear in any sentence.