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开关
kāi guān

开关
light switch




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开关kāiguān
     1. n. switch (device for controlling supply of electricity)
     2. v. to open and close; to turn on and off
     3. v. to open the gate to a city
Components
kāi
     1. to open; to unlatch; to unfasten
     2. even, level
     3. to start; to turn on; to switch on
     4. to raise in both hands
     5. to begin; to start
     6. to boil; to seethe
     7. to write out (a prescription, check, invoice, etc.)
     8. to book (a hotel room)
     9. to operate; to drive (a vehicle)
     10. apart; away
     11. (Cantonese) Habitual aspect particle.
     12. (physics) Short for 開爾文 (kelvin)
     13. (loanword, from (bor, zh, en, K, notext=1)) karat
guān
     1. to close; to shut
     2. to laugh; to smile
           關 窗子zi - close the window
           笑容 - smile
     3. to lock up; to detain
     4. to laugh at; to ridicule
     5. to turn off; to switch off
     6. funny; amusing
           關 電燈 - to switch the light off
     7. to concern; to implicate; to relate to
           這 不 關 我 的 事。 - It does not concern me.
     8. frontier pass
     9. relation (family/contacts)
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