關鍵

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See also: 关键

Chinese[edit]

 
to close; to shut; to turn off; to concern; to involve; mountain pass
(door lock) key
trad. (關鍵)
simp. (关键)
alternative forms 關楗关楗

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/3
Initial () (28) (30)
Final () (70) (65)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () II III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/kˠuan/ /ɡɨɐnX/
Pan
Wuyun
/kʷᵚan/ /ɡiɐnX/
Shao
Rongfen
/kuɐn/ /ɡiɐnX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/kwaɨn/ /gɨanX/
Li
Rong
/kuan/ /ɡiɐnX/
Wang
Li
/kwan/ /ɡĭɐnX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/kwan/ /gɨ̯ɐnX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
guān jiàn
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
guān
Middle
Chinese
‹ kwæn ›
Old
Chinese
/*[k]ˁro[n]/
English barrier

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter–Sagart system:

* Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
* Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
* Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
* Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;

* Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
No. 8640 6222
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kroːn/ /*ɡanʔ/

Noun[edit]

關鍵

  1. (literally, Classical Chinese) latch (fastening for a door); door bolt
  2. (figuratively) crux; key element; crucial point

Synonyms[edit]

  • (latch):
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  • (crux):
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Adjective[edit]

關鍵

  1. (figuratively) crux; key; crucial; pivotal
    一個關鍵細節 / 一个关键细节  ―  yīge guānjiàn xìjié  ―  a crucial detail
    關鍵成果 / 关键成果  ―  guānjiàn chéngguǒ  ―  key results

Synonyms[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (關鍵):
  • Korean: 관건 (關鍵, gwan-geon)