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English Definitiona dispute; to wrangle
Simplified Script争辩
Traditional Script爭辯
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄥ ㄅㄧㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zang1bin6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
zhēngto strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)
biànto dispute; to debate; to argue; to discuss

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
争取zhēngqǔto fight for; to strive for; to win over
争论zhēnglùnto argue; to debate; to contend; argument; contention; controversy; debate
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
答辩dábiànto reply (to an accusation); to defend one's dissertation
分辩fēnbiànto explain the facts; to defend against an accusation
伏辩fúbiànvariant of 服辯
剖辩pōubiànto analyze; to explain
善辩shànbiàneloquent; good at arguing
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