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English Definitionto rest; to stop doing something for a period of time; to cease; (imperative) don't; (Chinese surname)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄡ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jau1

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Words With Same Head Word    
休息xiūxirest; to rest
休假xiūjiàto take a vacation; to go on holiday
休闲xiūxiánleisure; relaxation; not working; idle; to enjoy leisure; to lie fallow
休养xiūyǎngto recuperate; to recover; to convalesce
休克xiūkèshock (loanword); to go into shock
Words With Same Tail Word    
退休tuìxiūto retire; retirement (from work)
离休líxiūto retire; to leave work and rest (euphemism for compulsory retirement of old cadres)
不休bùxiūendlessly; ceaselessly
且休qiěxiūrest for now; stop (usually imperative form)
乞休qǐxiūto request permission to resign from an official position (old)
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