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English Definitionto participate; to take part; to join
Simplified Script参加
Traditional Script參加
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄢ ㄐㄧㄚ
Cantonese (Jyutping)caam1gaa1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
cānto take part in; to participate; to join; to attend; to counsel; abbr. for 参议院 Senate, Upper House
jiāto add; plus; (used after an adverb such as , , etc, and before a disyllabic verb, to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to something or somebody previously mentioned); to apply (restrictions etc) to (somebody); to give (support, consideration etc) to (something); abbr. for Canada 加拿大; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
参观cānguānto look around; to tour; to visit
参谋cānmóustaff officer; to give advice
参考cānkǎoconsultation; reference; to consult; to refer
参与cānyùto participate (in something)
参照cānzhàoto consult a reference; to refer to (another document)
Words With Same Tail Word    
增加zēngjiāto raise; to increase
更加gèngjiāmore (than something else); even more
附加fùjiāadditional; annex
施加shījiāto exert (effort or pressure)
添加tiānjiāto add; to increase
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