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guān
char. area outside a city gate; bolt, latch; critical juncture, key point
Other meanings
[guān]   v. close, shut; lock away; (of appliances) turn off; (of company) close down; to involve
[guān]   n. check point; customhouse; critical time, hard time, barrier
    eight (for )
    gate (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
guān jiàn
adj./n. crucial, key; critical or key point
chéng guān
n. area just outside a city gate
zhǎn guān luò suǒ
idiom. to cut the bolt and enter the gate of a city (of an army being brave)