The character 斬 means to behead and is pronounced as 「zhǎn」 in the third tone. Its meaning comes from the components pound 斤 and vehicle 車. Its sound (maybe) comes from the character 斤 jīn. It can also be written as 斩.
catty, weight equal to 0.5 kg
surname Che, car
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to behead + sever/break
to cut off, to chop sth in half
kuài dāo zhǎn luàn má
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
to behead + kill
to kill and behead
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