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乾旦
Main
English Definitionmale actor playing the female role (Chinese opera)
Simplified Script乾旦
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinqiándàn
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄧㄢˊ ㄉㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kin4daan3
Word Decomposition
qiánone of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing heaven; male principle; ☰; ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest); (Chinese surname)
dàndawn; morning; daybreak; day; dan, female roles in Chinese opera (traditionally played by specialized male actors)

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乾坤qiánkūnHeaven and earth; Yin and Yang; The Universe
乾安qián'ānQian'an county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin
乾县qiánxiànQian County in Xianyang 咸阳, Shaanxi
乾陵qiánlíngQianling at Xianyang 咸阳市 in Shaanxi, burial site of third Tang emperor 高宗 and empress Wuzetian 武则天
乾隆qiánlóngQianlong Emperor (1711-1799), sixth Qing emperor, princely title 宝亲王, personal name 弘历, reigned 1735-1799
Words With Same Tail Word    
元旦yuándànNew Year's Day
一旦yīdànin case (something happens); if; once (something happens, then...); when; in a short time; in one day
约旦yuēdànJordan
平旦píngdàn(literary) daybreak; dawn
复旦fùdànFudan University, Shanghai, abbr. for 复旦大学
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