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English Definitionto goof off; to be lazy
Simplified Script偷懒
Traditional Script偷懶
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄡ ㄌㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tau1laan5
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
tōuto steal; to pilfer; to snatch; thief; stealthily

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Words With Same Head Word    
偷偷tōutōustealthily; secretly; covertly; furtively; on the sly
偷税tōushuìtax evasion
偷渡tōudùillegal immigration; to stowaway (on a ship); to steal across the international border; to run a blockade
偷窃tōuqièto steal; to pilfer
偷去tōuqùto steal; to make off with; stolen
Words With Same Tail Word    
慵懒yōnglǎnlanguid; indolent
惫懒bèilǎnnaughty; mischievous person
树懒shùlǎnsloth (zoology)
疏懒shūlǎnindolent; careless
躲懒duǒlǎnto shy away from work; to get by without attending duty
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