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English Definitioncircle; ring; loop; measure word for loops, orbits, laps of race, etc.; to surround; to circle
See alsojuān to confine; to lock up; to pen in
juàn pen (pig); a fold
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinquān
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄑㄩㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hyun1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (量) measure word
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate,Advanced

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Words With Same Head Word    
圈子quānzicircle; ring; (social) circle
圈套quāntàotrap; snare; trick
圈aquān'aat symbol, @
圈内quānnèiclose circle; community; (esp.) the show business milieu
圈圈quānquanto draw a circle; cliques; circles
Words With Same Tail Word    
花圈huāquānwreath; garland
光圈guāngquānaperture; diaphragm; halo; aureole
商圈shāngquāncommercial district; business district
圆圈yuánquāncircle
垫圈diànquānwasher (on bolt); toilet seat
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