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Qian in Chinese / Japanese...

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gān qián
ken
Qian Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be the Chinese ancient surname Gan or current surname Qian. In Japanese, it can be the surname Nukui, Susumu, Ken, Kan, Kawaki, Kawai, Inute, or Inui.

The meaning of this character varies a lot depending on context. These meanings include dry, clean, foster, adoptive, heaven, male, masculine, enduring, or continual.

The "Gan" version of this character was converted to Simplified Chinese as 干 in 1965. However, the "Qian" pronunciation is not associated with 干. Though to add to the confusion, there is an unrelated Simplified Chinese character 千 that romanizes as "Qian" and is also a surname.

qiān
Qian Vertical Wall Scroll

韆 can be a Chinese surname, Qian.

The meaning of this character can be thousand, a large quantity, or a swing.

qián
sen
Money Vertical Wall Scroll

錢 is the simplest way to say "money" in Chinese.

It can also mean cash, coins, or currency. It's also a surname, Qian, in China.

銭 This also means coins in old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji (though they use a slightly alternate form in Japan as seen to the right). In both Japan and Korea, this can simply mean "one cent."

金 On the left side of this character is a radical which means "gold" (or metal depending on context).

戋 戔 On the right are two repeated radicals which currently mean "small" or "narrow" but used to kind of mean "tools" or "weapon."

It's a bit of a stretch but you could suggest that money = "gold weapons" or "gold tools" in Chinese. Many Chinese people would argue otherwise depending on what they know of or the way they understand the etymology of the right side radical. I've seen some who say it means "industrialized gold" but I take that to mean "raw gold turned into coins."


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Qian
kengān qián
gan1 / qian2
gan / qian
gan/qian
kan ch`ien
kanchien
kan chien
Qian
qiān / qian1 / qianch`ien / chien
Money錢 / 銭
senqián / qian2 / qianch`ien / chien
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
 sen / ゆき
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
thousand
(numeric) 1,000; thousand; (female given name) Yuki
sahasra. A thousand.


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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
see 鞦韆|秋千[qiu1 qian1]
See:

前衛


前卫

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qián wèi / qian2 wei4
ch`ien wei / chien wei
 zenei / zene / ぜんえい
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
advanced guard; vanguard; avant-garde; forward (soccer position)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) advance guard; vanguard; (2) avant-garde (e.g. music); (surname) Maee

抱歉

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bào qiàn / bao4 qian4
pao ch`ien / pao chien
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
to be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!

謙恭


谦恭

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qiān gōng / qian1 gong1
ch`ien kung / chien kung
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
polite and modest

謙虛


谦虚

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qiān/ qian1 xu1
ch`ien hsü / chien hsü
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
modest; self-effacing; to make modest remarks

謙遜


谦逊

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qiān xùn / qian1 xun4
ch`ien hsün / chien hsün
 kenson / けんそん
Money Vertical Wall Scroll
humble; modest; unpretentious; modesty
(adj-na,n,adj-no,vs) humble; humility; modesty; being humble

千里眼

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qiān lǐ yǎn / qian1 li3 yan3
ch`ien li yen / chien li yen
 senrigan / せんりがん
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clairvoyance
(1) clairvoyance; second sight; (2) clairvoyant
clairvoyance

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
 sen / せん
thousand (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
(numeric) 1,000; thousand; (given name) Sen


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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
(old) like; as

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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
 sen / せん
pretty; winsome; to ask for sb's help; son-in-law (old)
(adjective) (archaism) good-looking; attractive

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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
servant


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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
 sen
all
all

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qiān/ qian1 ke4
ch`ien k`o / chien ko
kilogram (old); single-character equivalent of 千克[qian1 ke4]

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
 mae / まえ
front; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 前293年); former; formerly
(n-adv,n-t,suf) (1) (See 前・ぜん・3) ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour); (2) in front (of); before (e.g. the house); (3) head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part; (4) in the presence of; (5) (See 人前・にんまえ) helping; portion; (6) privates; private parts; (personal name) Misaki
pūrva. Before; former, previous; in front.

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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
pouch; hold; content


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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
 sen
moat around a city
a moat [around a castle]

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
planet Venus in the morning

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
name of a mountain

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
character used in place names

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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
to inlay; to embed; Taiwan pr. [qian1]

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
flat; level

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
fault; transgression


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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
 ken
stingy
matsara; lobha; grudging, sparing, stingy, avaricious; stinginess, parsimony

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
short slender pointed piece of metal, bamboo etc; skewer; prod used to extract samples from sacks of grain etc; (dialect) to stick in; to bolt (a door); to arrange (flowers in a vase); to graft (tree); to pedicure; to peel (an apple etc)

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
pliers; pincers; to clamp

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
old variant of 遷|迁[qian1]

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
lead along; substantial

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
to carry on the shoulder

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
carry

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