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English Definitionto repay; to reimburse
Simplified Script偿还
Traditional Script償還
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄤˊ ㄏㄨㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)soeng4waan4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
chángto repay; to compensate for; to recompense; to fulfill (hopes etc)
huánto pay back; to return; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
偿付chángfùto pay back
偿债chángzhàito repay a debt
偿命chángmìngto pay with one's life
偿清chángqīngto repay; to pay off a debt
偿债基金chángzhài jījīnsinking fund
Words With Same Tail Word    
归还guīhuánto return something; to revert
退还tuìhuánto return (something borrowed etc); to send back; to refund; to rebate
返还fǎnhuánrestitution; return of something to its original owner; remittance
交还jiāohuánto return something; to hand back
回还huíhuánto return
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