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English Definitionto pass away; to die
Simplified Script去世
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄩˋ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)heoi3sai3
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
to go; to go to (a place); (of a time etc) last; just passed; to send; to remove; to get rid of; to reduce; to be apart from in space or time; to die (euphemism); to play (a part); (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do something; (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker); (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)
shìlife; age; generation; era; world; lifetime; epoch; descendant; noble; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
去年qùniánlast year
去掉qùdiàoto get rid of; to exclude; to eliminate; to remove; to delete; to strip out; to extract
去势qùshìto neuter; neutered
去取qùqǔto accept or reject
去向qùxiàngthe position of something; whereabouts
Words With Same Tail Word    
逝世shìshìto pass away; to die
问世wènshìto be published; to come out
过世guòshìto die; to pass away
入世rùshìto join the WTO; to enter the world; secular
出世chūshìto be born; to come into being; to withdraw from worldly affairs
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