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.
If this occurs a patient can have life-long problems with arthritis of the wrist.
A functioning prototype of the wristband technology exists, but it's still too bulky.
Just hours afterward, another employee leapt to his death, and one more was rushed to the hospital with slashed wrists.
As a fossil hunter, Shubin distinguished himself by leading an expedition to the Arctic in 2004 which uncovered the remains of a fish with a wrist, a creature with part fin, part limb.