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English Definitioncongenital; intrinsic; innateness
Simplified Script先天性
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinxiāntiān xìng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄢ ㄊㄧㄢ ㄒㄧㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sin1tin1 sing3
Word Decomposition
先天xiāntiāninborn; innate; natural
xìngnature; character; property; quality; attribute; sexuality; sex; gender; suffix forming adjective from verb; suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity; essence

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
先天地xiāntiān decongenitally
先天论xiāntiān lùnnativism
先天不足xiāntiān bùzúcongenital deficiency; inherent weakness
先天愚型xiāntiān yú xíngDown syndrome; trisomy 21
先天论者xiāntiānlùn zhěnativist
Words With Same Tail Word    
任性rènxìngwillful; headstrong; unruly
个性gèxìngindividuality; personality
积极性jījí xìngzeal; initiative; enthusiasm; activity
女性nǚxìngwoman; the female sex
恶性èxìngmalignant; wicked; vicious (circle); producing evil; rapid (decline); runaway (inflation)
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