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English Definitionto consult with; to talk things over; agreement
Simplified Script协商
Traditional Script協商
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄝˊ ㄕㄤ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hip3soeng1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
xiéto cooperate; to harmonize; to help; to assist; to join
shāngcommerce; merchant; dealer; to consult; 2nd note in pentatonic scale; quotient (as in 智商, intelligence quotient); Shang Dynasty (c. 1600-1046 BC); (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
协会xiéhuìan association; a society
协助xiézhùto provide assistance; to aid
协定xiédìng(reach an) agreement; protocol
协议xiéyìagreement; pact; protocol
协调xiétiáoto coordinate; to harmonize; to fit together; to match (colors etc); harmonious; concerted
Words With Same Tail Word    
磋商cuōshāngto consult; to discuss seriously; to negotiate; to confer; negotiations; consultations
厂商chǎngshāngmanufacturer; producer
智商zhìshāngIQ (intelligence quotient)
洽商qiàshāngto negotiate; to talk over
经商jīngshāngto trade; to carry out commercial activities; in business
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