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n. certain musical instruments; referring to Chinese lyre (see 古琴)
2 *
2 *
    jade (for )
    jade (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
tán qín
v. play a keyboard or a stringed instrument
duì niú tán qín
phr. play the lute to a cow (to have the wrong audience)
qín shī
n. stringed-instrument player
qín qí shū huà
idiom. Chinese lyre-playing, chess, calligraphy and painting (fancies of men of letters and accomplishments of a scholar of the old school)
qín jiàn
n. key (on a musical instrument)