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English Definitionto use as an excuse; on the pretext; excuse; pretext
Simplified Script借口
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄝˋ ㄎㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ze3hau2
Word Decomposition
jièto lend; to borrow; by means of; to take (an opportunity)
kǒumouth; measure word for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc); measure word for bites or mouthfuls

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
借鉴jièjiànto use other people's experience; to borrow from a source; to use as reference
借助jièzhùto draw support from; with the help of
借贷jièdàito borrow or lend money; debit and credit items on a balance sheet
借款jièkuǎnto lend money; to borrow money; loan
借用jièyòngto borrow something for another use; to borrow an idea for one's own use
Words With Same Tail Word    
门口ménkǒudoorway; gate
出口chūkǒuan exit; to speak; to export; (of a ship) to leave port
人口rénkǒupopulation; people
进口jìnkǒuto import; imported; entrance; inlet (for the intake of air, water etc)
十字路口shízì lùkǒucrossroads; intersection
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