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English Definitionround; lump; ball; to roll into a ball; to gather; regiment; group; society; measure word for a lump or a soft mass: wad (of paper), ball (of wool), cloud (of smoke)
See alsotuán dumpling (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄊㄨㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tyun4
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
团结tuánjiéto unite; unity; solidarity; united
团体tuántǐgroup; organization; team
团员tuányuánmember; group member
团圆tuányuánto have a reunion
团聚tuánjùto reunite; to have a reunion
Words With Same Tail Word    
集团jítuángroup; bloc; corporation; conglomerate
乐团yuètuánband; orchestra
共青团gòng qīng tuánthe Communist Youth League, abbr. for 共产主义青年团
剧团jùtuántheatrical troupe
社团shètuánassociation; society; group; union; club; organization
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