Introduction to Chinese
The full meaning of Chinese words
Remember that the full meaning of any Chinese word is resonant with cultural and historical meaning.
The word 'wán' (2nd tone) 玩 is usually and simply translated as, 'to play'.
In English 'play' relates mainly to children. In Chinese it can refer to adults enjoying leisure activity.
You must try to understand the full meaning of the word in context. That way you will remember it clearly and use it appropriately.
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