Chinese Traditional: 關鍵
Chinese Simplified: 关键
Pinyin: guan1 jian4
Zhuyin: ㄍㄨㄢ ㄐㄧㄢˋ
English Meaning: 1. key, crucial, very important 2. key factor
German Meaning: entscheidend, kritisch
Classifier: (ge5) or (xiang4)
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ta1 zai4 kong3 bu4 gong1 ji2 li3 ban4 yan3 guan1 jian4 jiao3 se4.
He played a pivotal role in the terrorist attack.
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ta1 zai4 fan3 zhan4 yun4 dong4 shang4 ban4 yan3 guan1 jian4 jiao3 se4.
She played a key role in the anti-war movement.
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1. to close (e.g. door, window) 2. to switch off 3. to affect, to concern 4. mountain pass, pass, barrier 5. customhouse, customs 6. level (game) 7. Guan (Chinese surname)

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