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The character 乾 when written in 繁体字, had two pronunciations: qián and gān. Now in 简体字 the character 乾 means "Heaven", but gānbhas been simplified to 干,and means "dry". So in the below Simplified Chinese version of «呼兰河转», they are talking about how "dried vegetables" uses gān, but 乾坤 uses qián. But they are talking about it being written differently, not spoken differently, so I am still a little confused.


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