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v. pluck a string instrument; play a keyboard
Other meanings
[dàn]   char. bullet, bomb; pellet, ball
[tán]   v. to shoot (with a slingshot), to send forth; to flick, to flip
[tán]   char. to be elastic; to accuse or impeach

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
tā xǐ huan tán gǔ zhēng
phr. She likes playing ancient zither.
duì niú tán qín
phr. play the lute to a cow (to have the wrong audience)
tán jí tā
phr. play the guitar
tā tán de zhēn hǎo
phr. How good she is at playing (the piano, the guitar, etc.)!
tā xǐ huan tán gāng qín
phr. She likes playing the piano.
wǒ sì suì kāi shǐ xué xí tán gāng qín .
phr. When I was four, I started to learn how to play the piano.
nǐ gāng qín tán de zěn me yàng ?
phr. How good are you at playing piano?