duān
n./v. end, extreme, tip; to hold something level with both hands
Other meanings
[duān]   char. reason; aspect; beginning; unhappy occurrence
[duān]   v./adj. to hold something level with both hands; erect, regular; proper, upright
    stand
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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
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mā ma cuī cù nǚ ér bǎ cài duān shàng cān zhuō .
phr. The mother urged her daughter to carry the dishes to the table.
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hái zi gěi shēng bìng de mā ma duān lái yì bēi rè shuǐ .
phr. The little child brought a cup of hot water to her sick mother.
jí duān
n./adj./adv. extreme; extreme; extremely
zuì nán duān
phr. southernmost point
gǔ duān zēng dà
phr. skeletal extremities enlargement
zǒu jí duān
phr. go to one extreme
liǎng duān
phr. two ends, two extremities