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开关
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English Definitionpower switch; to open a gate
Simplified Script开关
Traditional Script開關
Pinyinkāiguān
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄞ ㄍㄨㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoi1gwaan1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Word Decomposition
kāito open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc); to operate (a vehicle); carat (gold); abbr. for Kelvin, 开尔文; abbr. for 开本, book format; ; (to hold (meeting, exhibition, etc.)
guānto close; to shut; to turn off; to concern; to involve; (Chinese surname); mountain pass

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Words With Same Head Word    
开始kāishǐto begin; beginning; to start; initial
开学kāixuéfoundation of a University or College; school opening; the start of a new term
开玩笑kāi wánxiàoto play a joke; to make fun of; to joke
开展kāizhǎnto launch; to develop; to unfold; (of an exhibition etc) to open
开放kāifàngto bloom; to open; to be open (to the public); to open up (to the outside); to be open-minded; unrestrained by convention; unconstrained in one's sexuality
Words With Same Tail Word    
有关yǒuguānto have something to do with; to relate to; related to; to concern; concerning
机关jīguānmechanism; gear; machine-operated; office; agency; organ; organization; establishment; institution; body; strategum; scheme; intrigue; plot; trick
海关hǎiguāncustoms (i.e. border crossing inspection)
相关xiāngguānrelated; relevant; pertinent; to be interrelated; (statistics) correlation
难关nánguāndifficulty; crisis
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