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English Definitionthread; string; wire; line
See alsoxiàn variant of (from traditional character )
Traditional Script
Simplified Script线
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sin3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words, ,
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
線路xiànlùline; circuit; wire; road; railway track; bus route
線索xiànsuǒtrail; clues; thread (of a story)
線圖xiàntúline drawing; diagram; line graph
線下xiànxiàoffline; below the line
Words With Same Tail Word    
路線lùxiànitinerary; route; political line (e.g. right revisionist road)
光線guāngxiànlight ray; light; illumination; lighting (for a photograph)
戰線zhànxiànbattle line; battlefront; front
界線jièxiànlimits; bounds; dividing line
電線diànxiànwire; power cord
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