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English Definitionto chat
See alsoxiántán variant of 閒談 (from traditional character 閑談)
Traditional Script閒談
Simplified Script闲谈
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄢˊ ㄊㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)haan4taam4
Word Decomposition
xiánvariant of , idle; unoccupied; leisure; free time
tánto speak; to talk; to converse; to chat; to discuss; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
閒話xiánhuàdigression; gossip; complaint; scandal
閒人xiánrénidle person; idler; unconcerned person
閒口xiánkǒuidle talk
閒扯xiánchěto chat; idle talk
閒晃xiánhuàngto hang around; to hang out
Words With Same Tail Word    
會談huìtántalks; discussions
座談zuòtánto have an informal discussion
交談jiāotánto discuss; to converse; chat; discussion
洽談qiàtánto discuss
暢談chàngtánto chat; a long talk; verbose; to talk freely to one's heart's content
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