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wán

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wán Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
wán | wan2
English translation
toy
sth used for amusement
curio or antique (Taiwan pr. [wàn])
to play
to have fun
to trifle with
to keep sth for entertainment
variant of wán [wán]
to play with, to joke, to entertain

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About wán

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Number of strokes

8

Traditional form

wán

Contains the radical

Wáng

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

jade

Etymology of wán

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

王元

Semantic compound

Wáng

Phonetic compound

Yuán

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. ? represents the meaning and Yuán represents the sound.

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Example sentences using wán

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" ā , 瑞德, zhè shì dòu wán !

" Oh, Rhett, you are teasing me!

玩具 wánjù Chē de 轮子 lún zi 固定 gùdìng zài 金属棒 jīn shǔ bàng shǎng .

The wheels of the toy car were fixed on metal rods.

婴孩 yīng hái men 一边 yībiān wán 一边 yībiān 咿咿呀呀地学说话 shuōhuà .

The babies babbled as they played.

de 玩具 wánjù Cóng 地上 dì shang 统统 tǒngtǒng shè 起来 qǐlai .

Gather your toys from the floor.

zhè wán 杂耍 zá shuǎ de rén 同时 tóngshí pāo jiē 3瓶子 píngzi .

The juggler juggled three bottles.

Words with wán

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
wán to play wán
玩笑 wán xiào to joke玩笑 wán xiào
开玩笑 kāiwánxiào to play a joke開玩笑
玩家 wán jiā player (of a game)玩家 wán jiā
好玩 hǎo wán amusing好玩 hǎo wán
玩具 wánjù toy玩具 wánjù
玩意 wán yì toy玩意 wán yì
玩儿 wán r to play玩兒
玩偶 wán ǒu toy figurine玩偶 wán ǒu
玩耍 wán shuǎ to amuse oneself玩耍 wán shuǎ
玩弄 wánnòng to play with玩弄 wánnòng
游玩 yóu wán to have fun遊玩
玩意儿 wányìr toy玩意兒
古玩 gǔ wán antique古玩 gǔ wán
玩忽职守 wán hū zhí shǒu to neglect one's duty玩忽職守
好玩儿 hǎo wán r interesting好玩兒
玩牌 wán pái to play cards玩牌 wán pái
吃喝玩乐 chī hē wán lè to eat, drink and be merry (idiom)吃喝玩樂
玩艺 wán yì toy玩藝
玩火 wán huǒ to play with fire玩火 wán huǒ
贪玩 tān wán to only want to have a good time貪玩
玩乐 wán lè to play around玩樂
把玩 bǎ wán to play with把玩 bǎ wán

wán Decomposition & Compounds

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wán Decomposition

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