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English Definitionto investigate a crime; to scout; to reconnoiter; reconnaissance; detection; a scout
Simplified Script侦察
Traditional Script偵察
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄣ ㄔㄚˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zing1caat3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
zhēnto scout; to spy; to detect
cháto examine; to inquire; to observe; to inspect; to look into; obvious; clearly evident; short name for Chahar Province 察哈尔

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
侦探zhēntàndetective; to do detective work
侦查zhēncháto detect; to investigate
侦破zhēnpòto investigate (as detective); to solve (crime); to uncover (a plot); to sniff out; to break in and analyze; detective work; to scout
侦测zhēncèto detect; to sense
侦缉zhēnjīto track down; to investigate and arrest
Words With Same Tail Word    
警察jǐngchápolice; police officer
观察guāncháto observe; to watch; to survey; to examine; observation; view; perspective
考察kǎocháto inspect; to observe and study; on-the-spot investigation
检察jiǎncháto inspect; check up (on)
监察jiāncháto supervise; to control
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