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English Definitionleisure; relaxation; not working; idle; to enjoy leisure; to lie fallow
Simplified Script休闲
Traditional Script休閒
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄡ ㄒㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jau1haan4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
xiūto rest; to stop doing something for a period of time; to cease; (imperative) don't; (Chinese surname)
xiánvariant of , idle; unoccupied; leisure; free time

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
休息xiūxirest; to rest
休假xiūjiàto take a vacation; to go on holiday
休养xiūyǎngto recuperate; to recover; to convalesce
休克xiūkèshock (loanword); to go into shock
休兵xiūbīngto cease fire; armistice; rested troops
Words With Same Tail Word    
空闲kòngxiánidle; free time; leisure; unused (place)
悠闲yōuxiánleisurely; carefree; relaxed
偷闲tōuxiánto snatch a moment of leisure; to take a break from work
安闲ānxiánpeaceful and carefree; leisurely
消闲xiāoxiánto spend one's leisure time; to idle away the time
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