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English Definitionbrothers; younger brother; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
Simplified Script兄弟
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄩㄥ ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hing1dai6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words,
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
xiōngolder brother
younger brother; junior male; I (modest word in letter)

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Words With Same Head Word    
兄妹xiōngmèibrother(s) and sister(s)
兄嫂xiōngsǎoelder brother and his wife
兄台xiōngtáibrother (polite appellation for a friend one's age)
兄长xiōngzhǎngolder brother; term of respect for a man of about the same age
Words With Same Tail Word    
徒弟túdìapprentice; disciple
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
表弟biǎodìyounger male cousin via female line
仁弟réndì(honorific written address to younger man) My dear young friend
令弟lìngdìhonorable little brother
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