Meaning of 腕

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Pinyin: wàn
English Definition: wrist; (squid, starfish etc) arm
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ wǎn ] to seem; as if; crooked
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Example Words
手腕 shǒu wàn wrist; trickery; finesse; ability; skill
大腕 wàn star; big shot; celebrity; leading actor; authority (slang)
扼腕 è wàn to wring one's hands (literally wring one's wrists)
铁腕 tiě wàn iron fist (of the state)
脚腕 jiǎo wàn ankle
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Example Sentences
He could barely operate his wrist watch.
It causes high fevers and severe pain in ankle and wrist joints.
If this occurs a patient can have life-long problems with arthritis of the wrist.
My mother worked in offices for twenty years, and she finally had carpal tunnel syndrome.
External keyboards. A keyboard that slopes away from you provides the best angle for your hands and wrists.