(guān)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. an official
  2. organ
  3. governmental

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • guān > guan1

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  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
打官司 dǎ guānsi go to court
官方 guānfāng official/(by the) government
器官 qìguān organ/apparatus
阿比西尼亚官话 Ā bǐ xī ní yà Guān huà Amharic (language)
罢官 bà guān to dismiss from office/to resign from office
稗官 bài guān petty official charged with reporting back to the ruler on what people in a locality are talking about (old)/novel in the vernacular/fiction writer/novelist
半官方 bàn guān fāng semiofficial
报官 bào guān to report a case to the authorities (old)
贬官 biǎn guān to demote an official/a demoted official
不怕官,只怕管 bù pà guān, zhǐ pà guǎn lit. it is not an official to be feared, but a person in direct control over sb (proverb)/fig. to be obliged to comply with people in authority
裁判官 cái pàn guān judge
铲屎官 chǎn shǐ guān (neologism) (coll.) pet owner (lit. "official in charge of cleaning up poop")
承审法官 chéng shěn fǎ guān trial judge
吃官司 chī guān sī to face legal action/to get sued
出官 chū guān to leave the capital for an official post
次官 cì guān undersecretary/secondary official
辞官 cí guān to resign a government post
大法官 dà fǎ guān grand justice/high court justice/supreme court justice
达官 dá guān high-ranking official
达官贵人 dá guān guì rén high official and noble persons (idiom)/the great and the good
打官话 dǎ guān huà to talk officiously/to assume the air of a functionary/to talk in official jargon
打官腔 dǎ guān qiāng to talk officiously/to assume the air of a functionary/to talk in official jargon
打官司 dǎ guān si to file a lawsuit/to sue/to dispute
当官不为民做主不如回家卖红薯 dāng guān bù wèi mín zuò zhǔ bù rú huí jiā mài hóng shǔ if an official does not put the people first, he might as well go home and sell sweet potatoes
地方官 dì fāng guān local official
丢官 diū guān (of an official) to lose one's job
二级士官 èr jí shì guān sergeant
法官 fǎ guān judge (in court)
发声器官 fā shēng qì guān vocal organs/vocal cords
发音器官 fā yīn qì guān vocal organs/vocal cords
非官方 fēi guān fāng unofficial
封官许愿 fēng guān xǔ yuàn to offer official positions and material benefits in order to buy people's allegiance
副官 fù guān aide-de-camp
感官 gǎn guān sense/sense organ
感觉器官 gǎn jué qì guān sense organs/the five senses
高官 gāo guān high official
高官厚禄 gāo guān hòu lù high post and generous salary (idiom)/promotion to a high official position
高官显爵 gāo guān xiǎn jué high ranking
高级军官 gāo jí jūn guān senior military officers/top brass
公安官员 gōng ān guān yuán public safety officials
官办 guān bàn government run/state enterprise
官报私仇 guān bào sī chóu to take advantage of official post for personal revenge (idiom)
官逼民反 guān bī mín fǎn a government official drives the people to revolt (idiom)/a minister provokes a rebellion by exploiting the people
官兵 guān bīng officers and men
官舱 guān cāng second class cabin (on ship)
官差 guān chāi official business/government workmen/odd-job men
官场 guān chǎng officialdom/bureaucracy
官场现形记 Guān chǎng Xiàn xíng Jì Observations on the Current State of Officialdom, late Qing novel by Li Baojia 李寶嘉|李宝嘉[Lǐ Bǎo jià]
官称 guān chēng title/official appellation
官倒 guān dǎo speculation by officials/profiteering by government employees/bureaucratic turpitude
官邸 guān dǐ official residence
官渡 Guān dù Guandu district of Kunming city 昆明市[Kūn míng shì], Yunnan
官渡区 Guān dù qū Guandu district of Kunming city 昆明市[Kūn míng shì], Yunnan
官渡之战 Guān dù zhī zhàn battle of Guandu of 199 that established Cao Cao's 曹操 domination over north China, at Guandu (near modern 許昌|许昌[Xǔ chāng] in north Henan)
官二代 guān èr dài children of officials/word created by analogy with 富二代[fù èr dài]
官翻 guān fān (of electronic goods) refurbished
官方 guān fāng government/official (approved or issued by an authority)
官方语言 guān fāng yǔ yán official language
官房长官 guān fáng zhǎng guān chief cabinet secretary (Japan)
官费 guān fèi government funded/paid by state stipend
官非 guān fēi lawsuit (from Cantonese)
官俸 guān fèng salaries of government officials
官府 guān fǔ authorities/feudal official
官复原职 guān fù yuán zhí restored to one's official post/to send sb back to his former post
官官相护 guān guān xiāng hù officials shield one another (idiom)/a cover-up
官桂 guān guì Chinese cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia)/also written 肉桂[ròu guì]
官话 guān huà "officialese"/bureaucratic language/Mandarin
官宦 guān huàn functionary/official
官宦人家 guān huàn rén jiā family of a functionary (i.e. educated middle class in Qing times)
官价 guān jià official price
官家 guān jiā emperor/government/official
官架子 guān jià zi putting on official airs
官阶 guān jiē official rank
官爵 guān jué official ranking/titles and honors
官军 guān jūn official army government army
官客 guān kè male guest at party
官老爷 guān lǎo ye nickname for official
官吏 guān lì bureaucrat/official
官僚 guān liáo bureaucrat/bureaucracy/bureaucratic
官僚习气 guān liáo xí qì (derog.) bureaucracy/red tape
官僚主义 guān liáo zhǔ yì bureaucracy
官媒 guān méi official media/state media/(abbr. for 官方媒體|官方媒体)
官名 guān míng name of job in Imperial bureaucracy/official position
官能 guān néng function/capability/sense (i.e. the five senses of sight 視|视, hearing 聽|听, smell 嗅, taste 味 and touch 觸|触)/faculty (i.e. specific ability)
官能基 guān néng jī functional group (chemistry)
官能团 guān néng tuán functional group (chemistry)
官署 guān shǔ official institution/state bureau
官司 guān si lawsuit/CL:場|场[cháng]
官私合营 guān sī hé yíng public and private interests working together (idiom)
官田 Guān tián Kuantien township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tái nán xiàn], Taiwan
官田乡 Guān tián xiāng Kuantien township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tái nán xiàn], Taiwan
官厅水库 Guān tīng Shuǐ kù Guanting or Kuan-ting Reservoir in Hebei, one of the main water reservoirs serving Beijing
官网 guān wǎng official website (abbr. for 官方網站|官方网站[guān fāng wǎng zhàn])
官位 guān wèi official post
官衔 guān xián title/official rank
官宣 guān xuān official announcement (neologism c. 2018)
官学 guān xué school or academic institution (old)
官样 guān yàng official manner
官样文章 guān yàng wén zhāng officialese/red tape
官印 guān yìn official seal
官员 guān yuán official (in an organization or government)/administrator
官运亨通 guān yùn hēng tōng (of a political career) everything is going smoothly (idiom)
官制 guān zhì the civil service system/the bureaucratic system
官职 guān zhí an official position/a job in the bureaucracy
官子 guān zǐ endgame (in go)
国务长官 guó wù zhǎng guān secretary of state (esp. historical, or Japanese or Korean usage)
海关官员 hǎi guān guān yuán customs officer
海军官 hǎi jūn guān naval officer
海瑞罢官 Hǎi Ruì bà guān Hai Rui dismissed from office, 1960 historical play by historian Wu Han 吳晗|吴晗
宦官 huàn guān court eunuch
技术官僚 jì shù guān liáo technocrat
加封官阶 jiā fēng guān jiē to confer additional titles on a nobleman
加官 jiā guān promotion/to take additional post
加官晋级 jiā guān jìn jí new post and promotion
加官晋爵 jiā guān jìn jué to confer a title an official position
加官进爵 jiā guān jìn jué promotion to the nobility (idiom)
加官进禄 jiā guān jìn lù promotion in official post and salary raise (idiom)
加官进位 jiā guān jìn wèi promotion in official post and salary raise (idiom)
检察官 jiǎn chá guān public prosecutor/public procurator (judicial officer whose job may involve both criminal investigation and public prosecution)
奸官 jiān guān a treacherous official/a mandarin who conspires against the state
奸官污吏 jiān guān wū lì traitor minister and corrupt official (idiom)/abuse and corruption
检控官 jiǎn kòng guān prosecutor/procurator
将官 jiàng guān general
江淮官话 Jiāng Huái guān huà Jianghuai Mandarin
教官 jiào guān military instructor
警官 jǐng guān constable/police officer
精神官能症 jīng shén guān néng zhèng neurosis
九官鸟 jiǔ guān niǎo hill myna/Indian grackle/Gracula religiosa
居官 jū guān to secure a position/to take an official appointment
军官 jūn guān officer (military)
军需官 jūn xū guān quartermaster
郡治安官 jùn zhì ān guān sheriff
看官 kàn guān dear reader/dear listener
考官 kǎo guān an examiner/an official conducting an exam
客官 kè guān (polite appellation for a guest at a hotel etc)
空心大老官 kōng xīn dà lǎo guān fake important personage/sham
类器官 lèi qì guān organoid (regenerative medicine)
联络官 lián luò guān liaison officer
六级士官 liù jí shì guān sergeant major
裸官 luǒ guān Communist Party official whose wife and children have left China to reside in a foreign country
买官 mǎi guān to buy a title/to use wealth to acquire office
买官卖官 mǎi guān mài guān buying and selling of official positions
判官 pàn guān magistrate (during Tang and Song dynasties)/mythological underworld judge
旗官 qí guān Manchurian official
器官 qì guān organ (part of body tissue)/apparatus
器官捐献者 qì guān juān xiàn zhě organ donor
器官移殖 qì guān yí zhí organ transplant
清官 qīng guān honest and upright official (traditional)
清官难断家务事 qīng guān nán duàn jiā wù shì even an honest and upright official will have difficulty resolving a family dispute (proverb)
裙带官 qún dài guān official who gained his position through the influence of a female relative
人体器官 rén tǐ qì guān human organ
冗官 rǒng guān redundant officials
三官大帝 sān guān dà dì the three gods in charge of heaven, earth and water (Daoism)
三级士官 sān jí shì guān staff sergeant
上官 Shàng guān two-character surname Shangguan
上官 shàng guān high-ranking official/superior
神经官能症 shén jīng guān néng zhèng neurosis
升官 shēng guān to get promoted
升官发财 shēng guān fā cái to be promoted and gain wealth (idiom)
生殖器官 shēng zhí qì guān reproductive organ
侍从官 shì cóng guān aide-de-camp
史官 shǐ guān scribe/court recorder/historian/historiographer
士官 shì guān warrant officer/petty officer/noncommissioned officer (NCO)/Japanese military officer
使领官员 shǐ lǐng guān yuán ambassador and consul/diplomat
侍卫官 shì wèi guān guard
收官 shōu guān final part of a go game (see 官子[guān zǐ])/endgame/to finish up/to come to the final stage
首席财务官 shǒu xí cái wù guān chief financial officer (CFO)
首席大法官 shǒu xí dà fǎ guān Chief Justice (of US Supreme Court)
首席法官 shǒu xí fǎ guān Chief Justice
首席技术官 shǒu xí jì shù guān chief technology officer (CTO)
首席信息官 shǒu xí xìn xī guān chief information officer (CIO)
首席营销官 shǒu xí yíng xiāo guān chief marketing officer (CMO)
首席运营官 shǒu xí yùn yíng guān chief operating officer (COO)
首席执行官 shǒu xí zhí xíng guān chief executive officer (CEO)
书记官 shū ji guān clerk of a law court
税官 shuì guān a taxman/a customs officer
司法官 sī fǎ guān (Tw) judges and prosecutors
四级士官 sì jí shì guān sergeant first class
司令官 sī lìng guān commander/officer in charge
贪官 tān guān corrupt official/grasping functionary/greedy mandarin
贪官污吏 tān guān wū lì grasping officials, corrupt mandarins (idiom)/abuse and corruption
铁打的衙门,流水的官 tiě dǎ de yá men, liú shuǐ de guān lit. the yamen is strong as iron, the officials flow like water (idiom)/fig. government officials come and go
铜官山 Tóng guān shān Tongguanshan district of Tongling city 銅陵市|铜陵市[Tóng líng shì], Anhui
铜官山区 Tóng guān shān qū Tongguanshan district of Tongling city 銅陵市|铜陵市[Tóng líng shì], Anhui
推官 tuī guān prefectural judge (in imperial China)
外交官 wài jiāo guān diplomat
卫生官员 wèi shēng guān yuán health official
文武百官 wén wǔ bǎi guān civil and military officials
五官 wǔ guān five sense organs of TCM (nose, eyes, lips, tongue, ears 鼻目口舌耳)/facial features
武官 wǔ guān military official/military attaché
五官端正 wǔ guān duān zhèng to have regular features
吴官正 Wú Guān zhèng Wu Guanzheng (1938-), former CCP Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
五级士官 wǔ jí shì guān master sergeant
细胞器官 xì bāo qì guān organelle
县官 xiàn guān district magistrate/county magistrate
消保官 xiāo bǎo guān consumer protection officer (Tw)
校官 xiào guān military officer/ranked officer in Chinese army, divided into 大校, 上校, 中校, 少校
小官 xiǎo guān petty official/minor functionary
新官上任三把火 xīn guān shàng rèn sān bǎ huǒ (of a newly appointed official) to make bold changes on assuming office (idiom)
星官 xīng guān Chinese constellations
性器官 xìng qì guān sexual organ
行政长官 xíng zhèng zhǎng guān chief executive/magistrate
言官 yán guān imperial censor
验尸官 yàn shī guān coroner
医官 yī guān official in charge of medical affairs/respectful title for a doctor
一级士官 yī jí shì guān corporal (army)
源器官 yuán qì guān source organ
赃官污吏 zāng guān wū lì grasping officials, corrupt mandarins (idiom)/abuse and corruption
长官 zhǎng guān senior official/senior officer/commanding officer/CL:位[wèi]/sir (term of address for senior officer)
掌玺官 zhǎng xǐ guān chancellor (rank in various European states)
政府官员 zhèng fǔ guān yuán government employee
指挥官 zhǐ huī guān commander
芝麻官 zhī ma guān low ranking official/petty bureaucrat
执行指挥官 zhí xíng zhǐ huī guān executing commander
只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯 zhǐ xǔ zhōu guān fàng huǒ, bù xǔ bǎi xìng diǎn dēng only the official is allowed to light the fire/Gods may do what cattle may not/quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
执政官 zhí zhèng guān consul (of the Roman Republic)/magistrate (chief administrator)
梓官 Zǐ guān Ziguan or Tzukuan township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县[Gāo xióng xiàn], southwest Taiwan
梓官乡 Zǐ guān xiāng Ziguan or Tzukuan township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县[Gāo xióng xiàn], southwest Taiwan
做官 zuò guān to take an official post/to become a government employee

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