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English Definitioncan; jar; pot
See alsoguàn variant of (from traditional character )
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄨㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gun3
Part of Speech(量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
罐头guàntoutin; can
罐子guànzijar; pitcher; pot
罐笼guànlóngelevator cage (in mine)
罐装guànzhuāngcanned (food, coffee etc)
罐车guànchētanker truck; tanker wagon
Words With Same Tail Word    
拔罐báguàncupping glass; fire cupping (acupressure technique of Chinese medicine, with fired vacuum cup applied to the skin); ventouse (vacuum method used in obstetrics)
澡罐zǎoguàntub (used for ablutions in a monastery)
药罐yàoguànpot for decocting herbal medicine
蜜罐mìguànhoney pot; fig. comfortable living conditions; privileged environment
铁罐tiěguànmetal pot
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