• zhǎn

    ㄓㄢˇ

    to behead

    to chop

    • jīn

      ㄐㄧㄣ

      pound

      catty, weight equal to 0.5 kg

    • chē

      ㄔㄜ

      vehicle

      surname Che, car

Words

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zhǎn duàn

ㄓㄢˇ ㄉㄨㄢˋ

to behead + sever/break

to cut off, to chop sth in half

kuài dāo zhǎn luàn

ㄎㄨㄞˋ ㄉㄠ ㄓㄢˇ ㄌㄨㄢˋ ㄇㄚˊ

quick + knife + to behead + chaos + hemp

lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation, cutting the Gordian knot

zhǎn shā

ㄓㄢˇ ㄕㄚ

to behead + kill

to kill and behead