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English Definitionroot; basis; measure word for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; radical (chemistry)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gan1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (量) measure word
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Basic

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根据gēnjùaccording to; based on; basis; foundation
根本gēnběnfundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
根源gēnyuánorigin; root (cause)
根据地gēnjù dìbase of operations
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
Words With Same Tail Word    
斩草除根zhǎn cǎo chúgēnto cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom); to destroy root and branch; to eliminate completely
侧根cègēnlateral root (botany)
刨根páogēnlit. to dig up the root; to get to the heart of (the matter)
去根qùgēnto cure completely
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