quān - circle, loop
juān - confine, enclose

Today we went to the excellent Eden project on our way back from our holiday. The biomes were clearly amazing, though the exhibits (if that's the right word) outside were also very well done. I chose 圈 today because it is in the word 生物圈, meaning biosphere (lit. life circle), which is a reasonable description of the biomes. It's interesting that the word can mean both 'circle' and 'to enclose'. It can also be used to describe specific biospheres/habitats, as below.

南极圈和北极圈内有动物存在吗?
Are there any animals in the polar circles?

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