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English Definitionto cut down; to reduce; to lower
Simplified Script削减
Traditional Script削減
Pinyinxuējiǎn, Taiwan pr. xuèjiǎn
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄩㄝ ㄐㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)soek3gaam2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
xuēto pare; to reduce; to remove
jiǎnto lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
削弱xuēruòto weaken; to impair; to cripple
削价xuējiàto cut down the price
削波xuēbōclipping (signal processing)
削籍xuējí(of an official) dismissal from office (old)
削职xuēzhídemotion; to have one's job cut
Words With Same Tail Word    
裁减cáijiǎnto reduce; to lessen; to cut down
删减shānjiǎnto delete; to censor out
增减zēngjiǎnto add or subtract; to increase or decrease; to go up or go down
宽减kuānjiǎntax relief
平减píngjiǎnto deflate; to decrease (number, esp. price)
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