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ㄑㄧㄢ ˋ



欠 is a 4 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as qiàn in the fourth tone.

It is made up of the components (knife) and (person).

  • ㄑㄧㄢ ˋ



    • knife

    • ㄖㄣ ˊ



4 stories have been written about this character — see all
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The knife stuck in the person's flesh. Now he's gone, to lack him and be deficient of him is only disgrace. We owe him an eulogy.
by scaccabarrozzi

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The repo man threatens the guy with a knife to get him to pay back the money he owes
by lilytlei

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That PERSON is tou[chy ‘n] temperamental because I <owe> him a KNIFE. Once I return it to him, he’ll calm *down*.
by vms5q

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Knife by the throat means you owe something.
by Nomi

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We found 1 pronunciation for 欠

Definitions for 欠 pronounced as qiàn

  • deficient
  • to owe
  • to lack
  • yawn


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