The Alternative Chinese Dictionary: 串

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Entry definition

〈chuàn〉 {{zh-forms}} pronunciation {{zh-pron }} etymology Modern chuàn, Middle Chinese kʷɯanL (Pan Wuyun), Old Chinese *kroːns (Zhengzhang Shangfang). Cognate with 穿 (chuān, Old Chinese *kʰljon, "to pierce through → to wear"), (guàn, Old Chinese *koːn, *koːns, "to penetrate").
adjective: {{zh-adj}}
  1. (slang) cocksure, arrogant
  2. (slang) sarcastic
compounds:
  • 串儿

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