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English Definitionparagraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); measure word for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread, etc.; (Chinese surname)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄨㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dyun6
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic

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段落duànluòphase; time interval; paragraph; (written) passage
段子duànziitem of storytelling or performed dialogue (folk arts); sketch
段数duànshùrank; level
段氏duànshìa branch of the Xianbei 鲜卑 nomadic people
段考duànkǎostage exam
Words With Same Tail Word    
阶段jiēduànstage; section; phase; period
手段shǒuduànmethod; means (of doing something); strategy; trick
身段shēnduàna woman's physique; figure; posture on stage
不择手段bù zé shǒuduànby fair means or foul; by hook or by crook; unscrupulously
中段zhōngduànmiddle section; middle period; middle area; mid-
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