Meaning of 枪

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(Trad.: 槍, 鎗)
Pinyin: qiāng
English Definition: gun; firearm; rifle; spear; thing with shape or function similar to a gun; Classifiers: ; to substitute for another person in a test; to knock; classifier for rifle shots; variant of ; rifle; spear
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ cāng ] granary, barn; cabin, berth
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Example Words
手枪 shǒu qiāng pistol; Classifiers:
枪声 qiāng shēng crack; shooting sound; gunshot
枪支 qiāng zhī a gun; guns in general
开枪 kāi qiāng to open fire; to shoot a gun
枪毙 qiāng to execute by firing squad; to shoot dead; fig. to discard; to get rid of
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Example Sentences
They have no guns.
Top priority for me is getting him off this plane so I can finally set down my gun.
"She wished she knew what the gun had done and why they needed to hide it," Ms.
Read my lips: no new guns!
That's right. I take the bullet. And I cock the gun. Everything done right, yes?