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Mandarin pinyin pronunciation
guān jiàn
Cantonese jyutpin pronunciation
gwaan1 gin6
Short definition key
Usage frequency Very common
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All available English definitions keyCdict iconMDBG icon / pivotalCdict iconMDBG icon / crucial pointMDBG icon / cruxMDBG icon/
Copyleft icon Adso icon Adso: crucial
Copyleft icon Cantofish icon Cantofish: samecdic
Copyleft icon MDBG icon MDBG: crucial point; crux; CL:個|个[ge4]; key; crucial; pivotal
Copyleft icon LDC icon LDC: crucial; key; crux; linchpin
Copyleft icon Cdict icon CDict: crucial; key; pivotal'
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就像(jiù xiàng) just like
你们(nǐ men) you
知道(zhī dào) to know
(dedì) of
那样(nà yàng) that kind
毅力(yì lì) willpower
(shì) is
成功的( chéng gōng de) blest
关键(guān jiàn) key

Perseverance, as you know, is the key to success.

关键(guān jiàn) key
不在(bù zài) to be deceased
穿(chuān) to wear
什么(shén me shén me yě méi yǒu) who?
而是(ér shì) rather
怎么(zěn me) how
穿(chuān) to wear

It's not what you wear, it's how you wear it.

这个(zhè gè) this one
合夥(hé huǒ) variant of 合伙he2 huo3
事业成功
(dedì) of
机会(jī huì) chance
(shì) is
很大的( hěn dà de) prodigiouss
关键(guān jiàn) key
就在于
(nǐ) variant of 你, you (female)
是否(shì fǒu) whether or not
愿意(yuàn yì) ready
努力(nǔ lì) great effort
(zōu) ,
付出(fù chū) to pay
而已(ér yǐ) and that is all

This opportunity for success in forming a partnership is a big one; the key lies in whether you are willing to work hard and invest in it, and that is all.

元旦(yuán dàn) New Years
(shì) is
一年(yìnián) twelvemonth
(dedì) of
关键(guān jiàn) key

New Year's Day is the key to the year.

这是(zhèshì)
一个(yī gè) a
关键(guān jiàn) key
(diǎn) to hint

This is a crucial point.

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