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char. area outside a city gate; bolt, latch; critical juncture, key point
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Other meanings
[guān]   v. close, shut; lock away; (of appliances) turn off; (of company) close down; to involve
[guān]   n. check point; customhouse; critical time, hard time, barrier
    eight (for )
    gate (for )
'关' is part of the following simplified words:
 掷 朕 联 踯 送 郑

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.
guān jiàn
adj./n. crucial, key; crux, hinge, key; door bar, door bolt
chéng guān
n. area just outside a city gate
zhǎn guān luò suǒ
idiom. to cut the bolt and enter the gate of a city (of an army being brave)