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English Definitionwinding; (fig.) complicated
Simplified Script曲折
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄩ ㄓㄜˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kuk1zit3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
bent; crooked; wrong; (Chinese surname)
zhéto break; to fracture; to snap; to suffer loss; to bend; to twist; to turn back; to change direction; convinced; to convert into (currency); discount; rebate; tenth (in price); measure word for theatrical scenes; to fold; accounts book

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Words With Same Head Word    
曲线qūxiàncurve; curved line; indirect; in a roundabout way
曲尺qūchǐset square (tool to measure right angles)
曲意qūyìagainst one's will; willy-nilly
曲柄qūbǐngcrank handle
曲棍qūgùnbent stick; hockey stick
Words With Same Tail Word    
挫折cuòzhésetback; reverse; check; defeat; frustration; disappointment; to frustrate; to discourage; to set somebody back; to blunt; to subdue
打折dǎzhéto give a discount
转折zhuǎnzhéshift in the trend of events; turnaround; plot shift in a book; turn in the conversation
周折zhōuzhétwists and turns; vicissitude; complication; difficulty; effort
九折jiǔzhé10% off (price)
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