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Main
English Definitionwaist; lower back; pocket; middle; loins
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Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinyāo
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄧㄠ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure WordsNone
Topical Word Lists
Part of body/parts
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
腰包yāobāowaist purse (old); (fig.) purse; pocket; waist pack; fanny pack; bum bag
腰围yāowéiwaist measurement; girth
腰子yāozikidney
腰封yāofēngwide belt; sash; (packaging) paper sash around a book or other product
腰带yāodàibelt
Words With Same Tail Word    
弯腰wānyāoto stoop
山腰shānyāohalfway up a mountain; lit. waist of mountain
撑腰chēngyāoto support; to brace
下腰xiàyāo(gymnastics) to do a bridge; to do a crab
仗腰zhàngyāoto back somebody up; to support (from the rear)
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