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车轮
chē lún

车轮
wheel




Definitions

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车轮chēlún
     1. n. wheel; car wheel
Components
chē
     1. vehicle; car
     2. machine; instrument
     3. to tailor or sew using a sewing machine
           車衫 - to sew clothes with a sewing machine
     4. (Cantonese) to drive somebody; to give somebody a ride
           你 可 唔 可以 車 我 去 地鐵 站 呀? - Can you drive me to the MTR station?
     5. (Sichuanese) to rotate
     6. usage. 車 is a collective term for all types of vehicles with wheel(s). Additional morphemes are added in front to specify the type of the vehicle. For example:
           汽車 - car
           火車 - train
           自行車 - bicycle
           嬰兒車 - pram
     7. (Chinese chess) chariot; rook
lún
     1. wheel
     2. edge, rim
     3. round (of talks, performance, etc.)
     4. to take turns
           輪 到 你 了。 - It's your turn.
           我 等 咗 十 幾 分 鐘 都 仲 未 輪 到 我,真 係 離晒譜。 - I've waited for over ten minutes now and it's still not my turn; this is ridiculous.
     5. (comparing people's ages) a cycle of Chinese zodiac, twelve years
           我 比 他 大 一 輪。 - I'm 12 years older than him.
     6. (Classifier for moon.)
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