(qiān)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. to lead along
  2. to pull (an animal on a tether)

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • qiān > qian1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
牵扯 qiānchě implicate/involve
牵制 qiānzhì control/curb/restrict/impede
扒屋牵牛 bā wū qiān niú to sack the home and lead off the cattle (proverb)/to strip of everything
别人牵驴你拔橛子 bié ren qiān lǘ nǐ bá jué zi lit. someone else stole the donkey/you only pulled up the stake it was tethered to (idiom)/fig. you're the least culpable, but you're the one who gets the blame
魂牵梦绕 hún qiān mèng rào to be captivated/to wonder/enchanting
魂牵梦萦 hún qiān mèng yíng to miss/to yearn day and night
拘牵 jū qiān restrained/confined
牵绊 qiān bàn to bind/to yoke/to impede
牵缠 qiān chán to involve/to entangle sb
牵肠挂肚 qiān cháng guà dù deeply worried (idiom)/to feel anxious
牵扯 qiān chě to involve/to implicate/to be interrelated
牵掣 qiān chè to impede/to hold up
牵扯不清 qiān chě bù qīng unclear/ambiguous/having an unclear relationship with
牵动 qiān dòng to affect/to produce a change in sth
牵扶 qiān fú to lead
牵挂 qiān guà to worry about/to be concerned about
牵记 qiān jì to feel anxious about sth/unable to stop thinking about sth/to miss
牵就 qiān jiù to concede/to give up
牵累 qiān lěi to weigh down/to trouble/to implicate (sb)/tied down (by affairs)
牵联 qiān lián variant of 牽連|牵连[qiān lián]
牵连 qiān lián to implicate/implicated/to link together
牵马到河易,强马饮水难 qiān mǎ dào hé yì, qiǎng mǎ yǐn shuǐ nán You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (idiom)
牵牛 qiān niú morning glory (Pharbitis nil)
牵牛 Qiān niú Altair (star)/Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女
牵牛花 qiān niú huā white-edged morning glory
牵牛属 qiān niú shǔ Pharbitis, genus of herbaceous plants including Morning glory 牽牛|牵牛 (Pharbitis nil)
牵牛星 Qiān niú xīng Altair (star)/Cowherd of the folk tale Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎織女|牛郎织女
牵强 qiān qiǎng far-fetched/implausible (chain of reasoning)
牵强附会 qiān qiǎng fù huì to make an irrelevant comparison or interpretation (idiom)
牵涉 qiān shè to involve/implicated
牵涉到 qiān shè dào to involve/to drag in
牵绳 qiān shéng tow rope
牵手 qiān shǒu to hold hands
牵头 qiān tóu to lead (an animal by the head)/to take the lead/to coordinate (a combined operation)/to mediate/a go-between (e.g. marriage broker)
牵线 qiān xiàn to pull strings/to manipulate (a puppet)/to control from behind the scene/to mediate
牵线人 qiān xiàn rén sb who pulls strings to get things done/wirepuller/go-between/matchmaker
牵心 qiān xīn to worry/concerned
牵心挂肠 qiān xīn guà cháng to worry deeply about sth/extremely concerned
牵羊担酒 qiān yáng dān jiǔ pulling a lamb and bringing wine on a carrying pole (idiom)/fig. to offer elaborate congratulations/to kill the fatted calf
牵一发而动全身 qiān yī fà ér dòng quán shēn lit. pull one hair and the whole body moves/fig. a slight change will affect everything else/the butterfly effect
牵引 qiān yǐn to pull/to draw (a cart)/to tow
牵引车 qiān yǐn chē tractor
牵引力 qiān yǐn lì motive force/traction
牵着鼻子走 qiān zhe bí zi zǒu to lead by the nose
牵制 qiān zhì to control/to curb/to restrict/to impede/to pin down (enemy troops)
人家牵驴你拔橛 rén jiā qiān lǘ nǐ bá jué see 別人牽驢你拔橛子|别人牵驴你拔橛子[bié ren qiān lu:2 nǐ bá jué zi]
是骡子是马,牵出来遛遛 shì luó zi shì mǎ, qiān chū lai liù liu lit. to see whether it's a mule or a horse, take it out for a walk (idiom)/fig. the proof of the pudding is in the eating/to show what one is made of
手牵手 shǒu qiān shǒu hand in hand
顺手牵羊 shùn shǒu qiān yáng lit. to lead away a goat while passing by (idiom)/fig. to opportunistically pocket sb's possessions and walk off
拖牵索道 tuō qiān suǒ dào anchor lift (ski-lift)
无牵无挂 wú qiān wú guà to have no cares/to be carefree

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