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Meaning of 棺

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Pinyin: guān
English Definition: coffin
Chinese Definition:
①装殓死人的器具:棺材。棺木。棺椟。棺椁。盖棺论定。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ guān ] official, public servant
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Example Words:
棺材 [ guān cai ]: coffin; Classifiers:
不见棺材不落泪 [ jiàn guān cai luò lèi ]: lit. not to shed a tear until one sees the coffin (idiom); fig. refuse to be convinced until one is faced with grim reality
棺木 [ guān ]: coffin
棺材瓤子 [ guān cai ráng zi ]: geezer with one foot in the grave (used jokingly or as an imprecation)
棺椁 [ guān guǒ ]: inner and outer coffins; coffin
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