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(Trad.: 斷)
Pinyin: duàn
English Definition: to break; to snap; to cut off; to give up or abstain from sth; to judge; (usu. used in the negative) absolutely; definitely; decidedly
Chinese Definition:
①长形的东西从中间分开:断裂。断层。断面。截断。断肠。断魂。断线风筝。
②不继续,禁绝:断粮。断水。断炊。断奶。断档。断流。断种(zhǒng)。断交。断片。断续。断子绝孙。
③判定,决定:判断。诊断。断狱(审理和判决罪案)。
④一定,绝对:断乎不可。断然施行。

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: Using an axe to harvest grain
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • Surround from lower left
      • [ ] rice, millet, grain
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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Example Words:
判断 [ pàn duàn ]: to judge; to determine; judgment
不断 [ duàn ]: unceasing; uninterrupted; continuous; constant
诊断 [ zhěn duàn ]: diagnosis; to diagnose
垄断 [ lǒng duàn ]: to enjoy market dominance; to monopolize
中断 [ zhōng duàn ]: to cut short; to break off; to discontinue; to interrupt
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