guān shut; close


Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

guān guān (official)

Different tone

guǎn (building)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

韶关 Shaoguan, Guangdong

Phrases

没关系 méi guān xì no problem

cùn unit of length; inch; thumb

Origin

Represents a thumb or spefically the position on forearm where a pulse is measured, it became a unit of measurement the chinese inch

Radical

Index 41 used in: used in: dé (get) ; duì (right) ; shù (tree) ; shè (to shoot) ; fēng (to confer) ; shí (time)
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