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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
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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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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
垫圈diànquānwasher (on bolt); toilet seat
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