guān
n. check point; customhouse; critical time, hard time, barrier
Other meanings
[guān]   v. close, shut; lock away; (of appliances) turn off; (of company) close down; to involve
[guān]   char. area outside a city gate; bolt, latch; critical juncture, key point
    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.
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shān hǎi guān
n. Shanhai Pass(part of the Great Wall, in Hebei Province)
hǎi guān
n. customs, customs house
gōng guān
v. tackle key problems
nán guān
n. difficulty, crisis, barrier
bào guān
v. declare at customs, apply to customs
dà guān
n. critical point