duàn
v. snap, break; cut off, stop; (of river) to dry up
Other meanings
[duàn]   v. to intercept, to quit; to get rid of
[duàn]   adv. (lit.) absolutely (often used in negative sentences)
[duàn]   v. to judge, to decide
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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.
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duàn qì
v. breathe one's last breath, die
dǎ duàn
v. interrupt, break off
zhé duàn
v. break something off
duàn diàn
v. go off (of power), electric power failure
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chē liàn zi duàn le
phr. The bicycle chain snapped (into two).
duàn nǎi
phr. to wean (a baby); to cut off financial support
yì dāo liǎng duàn
idiom. to sever with one clean cut, to make a clean break with
duàn liú
v. (of a river) to dry up
xiǎo bì hǔ de wěi ba bèi shé yǎo duàn le
phr. little gecko's tail is bitten off by a snake