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The Chinese word qin - 琴 - qín
(lyre in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

lyre, zither-like plucked instrument"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( qin / qín ) with pronunciation (English translation: lyre )
The traditional Chinese characters of qín are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

piano  |  violin
Chinese example words containing the character 琴 ( qin / qín )
电子琴 ( diànzĭqín = electronic organ ), 钢琴 ( gāngqín = piano ), 琴泰半岛 ( Qíntài Bàndăo = Kintyre ), 弹钢琴 ( tán gāngqín = to play the piano ), 小提琴 ( xiăotíqín = violin )
Other characters that are pronounced qín in Chinese

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