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English Definitionto mend
Simplified Script修补
Traditional Script修補
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄡ ㄅㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau1bou2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
xiūto decorate; to embellish; to repair; to build; to write; to cultivate; to study; to take (a class); (Chinese surname)
to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
修改xiūgǎito amend; to alter; to modify
修理xiūlǐto repair; to fix; to prune; to trim; (coll.) to sort somebody out; to fix somebody
修建xiūjiànto build; to construct
修正xiūzhèngto revise; to amend
修筑xiūzhùto build
Words With Same Tail Word    
弥补míbǔto complement; to make up for a deficiency
互补hùbǔcomplementary; to complement each other
填补tiánbǔto fill a gap; to fill in a blank (on a form); to overcome a deficiency
候补hòubǔto wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute
增补zēngbǔto augment; to supplement; to add
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