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The Chinese word an - 安 - ān
(peace in Chinese)

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English translations

peace, calm, safety, ampere, to secure, to pacify,
quiet, peaceful, security, tranquil

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Chinese characters  ( an / ān ) with pronunciation (English translation: peace )
The traditional Chinese characters of ān are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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safe  |  quiet
安 ( an / ān ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 229)
Chinese example words containing the character 安 ( an / ān )
安插 ( ānchā = to plant ), 安达卢西亚 ( Āndálúxīyà = Andalusia ), 安大略 ( Āndàlüè = Ontario ), 安道尔 ( Āndàoĕr = Andorra ), 安顿 ( āndùn = to arrange for ), 安防 ( ānfáng = security ), 安静 ( ānjìng = quiet ), 安宁 ( ānníng = peaceful ), 安排 ( ānpái = to arrange ), 安全 ( ānquán = security ), 安全座椅 ( ānquánzuòyĭ = safety seat ), 安稳 ( ānwĕn = smooth and steady )
Other characters that are pronounced ān in Chinese
More words that mean peace in Chinese
( 和 )
More words that mean calm in Chinese
ānníng ( 安宁 ), ( 和 ), lĕngjìng ( 冷静 ), píngjìng ( 平静 )

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