guǎn
n./m. pipe, tube; tube-shaped device; measure word for pipe-like things
Other meanings
[guǎn]   v. manage, control, administer
[guǎn]   char. musical instrument
[guǎn]   v./conj./prep. be responsible for, to discipline, to interfere, to guarantee or provide; no matter; from
    bamboo
 n/a 
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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xuè guǎn
n. blood vessel
shuí guǎn
n. water pipe
jīng tí guǎn
n. transistor
èr jí guǎn
n. diode, two-electrode valve
gāng guǎn
n. steel pipe
fā guāng èr jí guǎn
nphr. light-emitting diode (LED)
shū yóu guǎn
n. petroleum pipe line
shuí guǎn gōng
n. (for water, sewage, and drainage, etc.) plumber
ruán guǎn
nphr. hose, flexible tube (through which water or other liquids are conveyed)
yì guǎn yá gāo
phr. a tube of toothpaste