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English Definitionto halt; to break off; pause (in speech)
Simplified Script停顿
Traditional Script停頓
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄧㄥˊ ㄉㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ting4deon6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
tíngto stop; to halt; to park (a car)
dùnto stop; to pause; to arrange; to lay out; to kowtow; to stamp (one's foot); at once; measure word for meals, beatings, scoldings etc: time, bout, spell, meal

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
停止tíngzhǐto stop; to halt; to cease
停车tíngchēto pull up (stop one's vehicle); to park; (of a machine) to stop working; to stall
停留tíngliúto stay somewhere temporarily; to stop over
停滞tíngzhìstagnation; at a standstill; bogged down
停电tíngdiànpower cut
Words With Same Tail Word    
整顿zhěngdùnto tidy up; to reorganize; to consolidate; to rectify
安顿āndùnto find a place for; to help settle down; to arrange for; undisturbed; peaceful
代顿dàidùnDayton (city in Ohio)
劳顿láodùnfatigued; wearied (literary)
卡顿kǎdùn(computing) slow; unresponsive
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