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Meaning of 拳

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Pinyin: quán
English Definition: fist; boxing
Chinese Definition:
①屈指卷握起来的手:拳头(“头”读轻声)。
②徒手的武术:拳术。打拳。太极拳。拳谱。拳脚。
③肢体弯曲:拳曲。拳起腿来。
④量词,用于拳头打人的动作:打他几拳。
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
太极拳 tài quán shadowboxing or Taiji, T'aichi or T'aichichuan; traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation; a martial art
拳击 quán boxing
跆拳道 tái quán dào taekwondo (Korean martial art)
拳脚 quán jiǎo Chinese boxing; fist and feet; punching and kicking
赤手空拳 chì shǒu kōng quán empty hand, empty fist (idiom); having nothing to rely on; unarmed and defenseless
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Example Sentences
1
The children are practicing Tai Chi.
2
She clenched her fists tightly.
3
His fists are harder than iron.
4
He was punched in the street.
5
He took a punch and fell over.