Meaning of 卷

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(Trad.: 捲)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A curled up scroll
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    • [ quǎn ] Form of 卷 used as a phonetic component
    • [ xiān ] seal; kneeling person
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  • Pinyin: juǎn

    English Definition: to roll up; roll; classifier for small rolled things (wad of paper money, movie reel etc); to roll (up); to sweep up; to carry on; roll
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    卷烟 juǎn yān cigarette; cigar
    卷入 juǎn to be drawn into; to be involved in
    席卷 juǎn to engulf; to sweep; to carry away everything
    卷土重来 juǎn chóng lái lit. to return in a swirl of dust (idiom); fig. to regroup and come back even stronger; to make a comeback
    胶卷 jiāo juǎn film; roll of film; also written 胶卷
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  • Pinyin: juàn

    English Definition: scroll; book; volume; chapter; examination paper; classifier for books, paintings: volume, scroll
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    答卷 juàn completed examination paper; answer sheet; Classifiers:
    问卷 wèn juàn questionnaire; Classifiers:
    试卷 shì juàn examination paper; test paper; Classifiers:
    案卷 àn juàn records; files; archives
    卷宗 juàn zōng file; folder; dossier
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