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English Definitionlight ray; light; illumination; lighting (for a photograph)
Simplified Script光线
Traditional Script光線
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄤ ㄒㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwong1sin3
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
guānglight; ray; bright; shiny; glossy; smooth; only; merely; to use up
线 xiànthread; string; wire; line

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Words With Same Head Word    
光明guāngmínglight; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
光荣guāngrónghonor and glory; glorious
光辉guānghuīradiance; glory; brilliant; magnificent
光临guānglín(formal) to honor with one's presence; to attend
Words With Same Tail Word    
路线lùxiànitinerary; route; political line (e.g. right revisionist road)
战线zhànxiànbattle line; battlefront; front
界线jièxiànlimits; bounds; dividing line
电线diànxiànwire; power cord
直线zhíxiànstraight line; sharply (rise or fall)
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