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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他在恐怖攻擊裡扮演關鍵角色。
他在恐怖攻擊里扮演关键角色。
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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她在反戰運動上扮演關鍵角色。
她在反战运动上扮演关键角色。
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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Related Words:

 

guān

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)

Here: to affect, to concern

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jiàn

key (piano or keyboard)

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