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Meaning of 旋

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: An army marching under a flag
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ fāng ] square, rectangle; side; region; flag
    • Above to below
      • [ ] roll, bolt of cloth; foot
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  • Pinyin: xuán

    English Definition: to revolve; a loop; a circle
    Chinese Definition:
    ①转动:旋绕。旋转。旋舞。旋梯。旋律。盘旋。天旋地转。
    ②回,归:凯旋。
    ③不久:旋踵(喻极短的时间,如“旋旋即逝”)。旋即。
    ④表示与各方来往或来往于各方之间:周旋。斡旋。
    ⑤古同“漩”,漩涡。
    ⑥姓氏。

    Example Words:
    旋转 xuán zhuǎn to rotate; to revolve; to spin; to whirl
    盘旋 pán xuán to spiral; to circle; to go around; to hover; to orbit
    斡旋 xuán to mediate (a conflict etc)
    周旋 zhōu xuán to mix with others; to socialize; to deal with; to contend
    回旋 huí xuán to cycle around; cyclotron; slalom
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  • Pinyin: xuàn

    English Definition: to whirl; immediately; variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①打转的:旋风。
    ②临时(做):旋吃旋做。
    ③用车床或刀子转着圈地削:用车床旋零件。把瓜皮旋下去。

    Example Words:
    旋风 xuàn fēng whirlwind; tornado
    旋子 xuàn zi whirlwind somersault (in gymnastics or martial arts)
    旋子 xuàn zi large metal plate for making bean curd; metal pot for warming wine
    旋木 xuàn wood turning; woodwork lathe
    旋风脚 xuàn fēng jiǎo whirlwind kick (martial arts)
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