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English Definitionto chat
See alsoxiántán variant of 閒談 (from traditional character 閑談)
Simplified Script闲谈
Traditional Script閒談
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    
闲话xiánhuàdigression; gossip; complaint; scandal
闲人xiánrénidle person; idler; unconcerned person
闲口xiánkǒuidle talk
闲扯xiánchěto chat; idle talk
闲晃xiánhuàngto hang around; to hang out
Words With Same Tail Word    
会谈huìtántalks; discussions
座谈zuòtánto have an informal discussion
交谈jiāotánto discuss; to converse; chat; discussion
洽谈qiàtánto discuss
畅谈chàngtánto chat; a long talk; verbose; to talk freely to one's heart's content
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