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English Definitionto string together; to skewer; to connect wrongly; to gang up; to rove; string; bunch; skewer; measure word for things that are strung together, or in a bunch, or in a row: string of, bunch of, series of; to make a swift or abrupt linear movement (like a bead on an abacus); to move across
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄔㄨㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cyun3
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced

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