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English Definitioncrucial point; crux; key; crucial; pivotal
Simplified Script关键
Traditional Script關鍵
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄢ ㄐㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwaan1gin6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
guānto close; to shut; to turn off; to concern; to involve; (Chinese surname); mountain pass
jiànkey (on a piano or computer keyboard); button (on a mouse or other device); chemical bond; linchpin

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Words With Same Head Word    
关系guānxìvariant of 關係
关心guānxīnto be concerned about; to care about
关系guānxìrelation; relationship; to concern; to affect; to have to do with; guanxi
关于guānyúpertaining to; concerning; with regard to; about; a matter of
关照guānzhàoto take care; to keep an eye on; to look after; to tell; to remind
Words With Same Tail Word    
三键sānjiàntriple bond (chemistry); triple link
价键jiàjiànvalence bond (chemistry)
单键dānjiànsingle bond (chemistry)
按键ànjiànbutton or key (on a device); keystroke; to press a button
氢键qīngjiànhydrogen bond
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