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English Definitionto argue; to debate; to contend; argument; contention; controversy; debate
Simplified Script争论
Traditional Script爭論
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄥ ㄌㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zang1leon6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate,Advanced
Word Decomposition
zhēngto strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)
lùnopinion; view; theory; doctrine; to discuss; to talk about; to regard; to consider; per; by the (kilometer, hour etc)

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Words With Same Head Word    
争取zhēngqǔto fight for; to strive for; to win over
争夺zhēngduóto fight over; to contest; to vie over
争议zhēngyìcontroversy; dispute; to dispute
争气zhēngqìto work hard for something; to resolve on improvement; determined not to fall short
争端zhēngduāndispute; controversy; conflict
Words With Same Tail Word    
讨论tǎolùnto discuss; to talk over
理论lǐlùntheory; to argue; to take notice of
无论wúlùnno matter what or how; regardless of whether...
结论jiélùnconclusion; verdict; to conclude; to reach a verdict
不论bùlùnwhatever; no matter what (who, how etc); regardless of; not to discuss
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