Meaning of 券

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Pinyin: quàn
English Definition: bond (esp. document split in two, with each party holding one half); contract; deed (i.e. title deeds); ticket; voucher; certificate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ quǎn ] Form of 卷 used as a phonetic component
    • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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Example Words
证券 zhèng quàn negotiable security (financial); certificate; stocks and bonds
债券 zhài quàn bond; debenture
入场券 chǎng quàn admission ticket
有价证券 yǒu jià zhèng quàn securities; collateral (for loan)
国库券 guó quàn treasury bond
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Example Sentences
One must not give away such tickets of admission (to others).
The bond market is affected by economic fluctuations.
The customer used a coupon to save money on their purchase.
I used a discount coupon when I bought this book, saving quite a bit of money.
The award includes a cash prize and a voucher for a new car.