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qiàn

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qiàn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
qiàn | qian4
English translation
deficient
to owe
to lack
yawn
to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn

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About qiàn

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Number of strokes

4

Radical frequency

235

Traditional form

qiàn

Contains the radical

qiàn

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

A man  rén yawning 

Etymology of qiàn

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

⺈人

Explanation

Pictograph of a person opening their mouth to yawn.

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Example sentences using qiàn

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de 其他 qítā 一些 yī xiē 不多 de 财产 cáichǎn 大部分 dà bù fen dōu 早已 zǎo yǐ bèi 变卖 biàn mài Huán le qiàn .

Most of his other few possessions had long since been sold to pay arrears of rent.

因为 yīnwèi 这个 zhè ge rén 失业 shīyè , 地方 dìfāng 议会 yì huì 决定 juédìng 取消 qǔxiāo qiàn .

As the man was unemployed, the Council decided to write off the arrears of rent.

mǎi liàng Chē Huán qiàn zhāo jìn 一百英镑 Yīng bàng de zhài .

He still owes nearly a hundred pounds on that car.

觉得 juéde de 数学课物理 wùlǐ 课的知识 zhīshi Huán hěn 欠缺 qiàn quē .

She found great chasms in her mathematics and physics.

柔嘉面积 miànjī cùn 见方 jiàn fāng de 呵欠 hē qiàn .

She let out a big yawn a full inch square in area.

Words with qiàn

Explore 20 words and sayings that include the Chinese character qiàn in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
qiàn to owe qiàn
拖欠 tuō qiàn in arrears拖欠 tuō qiàn
欠缺 qiàn quē lapse欠缺 qiàn quē
欠款 qiàn kuǎn to owe a debt欠款 qiàn kuǎn
欠佳 qiàn jiā suboptimal欠佳 qiàn jiā
欠债 qiàn zhài to owe a debt欠債
亏欠 kuī qiàn deficit虧欠
欠薪 qiàn xīn to owe wages欠薪 qiàn xīn
哈欠 hā qian yawn哈欠 hā qian
欠条 qiàn tiáo IOU欠條
欠账 qiàn zhàng debt欠賬
欠身 qiàn shēn to half rise out of one's chair (a polite gesture)欠身 qiàn shēn
欠妥 qiàn tuǒ improper欠妥 qiàn tuǒ
呵欠 hē qiàn yawn呵欠 hē qiàn
欠费 qiàn fèi to be in arrears欠費
只欠东风 zhǐ qiàn dōng fēng all we need is an east wind (idiom); lacking only one tiny crucial item只欠東風
赊欠 shē qiàn to offer credit賒欠
欠安 qiàn ān ill (euphemism)欠安 qiàn ān
打呵欠 dǎ hē qiàn to yawn打呵欠 dǎ hē qiàn
尾欠 wěi qiàn balance due尾欠 wěi qiàn

qiàn Decomposition & Compounds

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qiàn Compounds

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  • qiàn
    • chuī
    • xīn
    • kǎn
    • Qīn
    • shuò
      • sòu , ,
    • xīn
      • hèn ,
    • jué
    • qīn
    • tàn
    • huān , qiàn , , Ōu , kuǎn , , ruǎn , yǐn , xiē , kǎn , āi , chuī , ruǎn , shà , xiāo , ōu , dào , , xiān , , , kài , , kuǎn , , , chuā , chǐ , 欿 kǎn , kǎn , , huān , , pēn , xiào , , shè , hān , chù , chuò , qiàn , yǐn , chuì , , , , , , ,
    • , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , huān , , qiǎn , , , , yǐn
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