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English Definitionbent; crooked; wrong; (Chinese surname)
See also variant of ; (Chinese surname) (from traditional character )
yeast; Aspergillus (includes many common molds); (Chinese surname) (from traditional character )
tune; song
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄑㄩ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kuk1

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Words With Same Head Word    
曲折qūzhéwinding; (fig.) complicated
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
歪曲wāiqūto distort; to misrepresent
扭曲niǔqūto twist; to warp; to distort
委曲wěiqūsinuous; devious; full details of a story; to stoop
弯曲wānqūto bend; to curve around; curved; crooked; to wind; to warp
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