Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄑㄧㄢˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): qián
Definitions:
  1. pliers

  2. pincers

  3. to clamp


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Chinese characters used in this word

shut one's mouth, to clamp, tie down or pin down
Readings
Mandarin: ㄑㄧㄢˊ (qián)
Cantonese: kim4
Japanese: カン (kan)、 ケン (ken) / つぐ.む (tsugumu)、 はさむ (hasamu)
Korean: 겸 (gyeom)
Vietnamese: kiềm, cùm