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English Definitionto ask; to invite; please (do something); to treat (to a meal etc); to request
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄑㄧㄥˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ceng2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
請問qǐngwènExcuse me, may I ask...?
請假qǐngjiàto request leave of absence
請求qǐngqiúto request; to ask; request
請客qǐngkèto give a dinner party; to entertain guests; to invite to dinner
請教qǐngjiàoto ask for guidance; to consult
Words With Same Tail Word    
邀請yāoqǐngto invite; invitation
申請shēnqǐngto apply for something; application (form etc)
聘請pìnqǐngto engage; to hire (a lawyer etc)
宴請yànqǐngto entertain (for dinner); to invite to dinner
提請tíqǐngto propose
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