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English Definitiontop notch; highest quality
Simplified Script上第
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄤˋ ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)soeng6dai6
Word Decomposition
shàngon top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); superior; regarding
(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (lit.) but; just

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
上来shàngláito come up; to approach; (verb complement indicating success)
上去shàngqùto go up
上学shàngxuéto go to school; to attend school
上课shàngkèto go to class; to attend class; to go to teach a class
Words With Same Tail Word    
不第bùdìto fail the civil service examination (in imperial China)
及第jídìto pass an imperial examination
品第pǐndìgrade (i.e. quality); rank
宅第zháidìresidence; mansion
居第jūdìhousing; high class residence
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