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English Definitioncolloquial speech; spoken language; vernacular language; slander; gossip
Simplified Script口语
Traditional Script口語
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄡˇ ㄩˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau2jyu5
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
kǒumouth; measure word for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc); measure word for bites or mouthfuls
dialect; language; speech

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Words With Same Head Word    
口号kǒuhàoslogan; catchphrase
口袋kǒudàipocket; bag; sack
口气kǒuqìtone of voice; the way one speaks; manner of expression; tone
口头kǒutóuoral; verbal
口试kǒushìoral examination; oral test
Words With Same Tail Word    
汉语hànyǔChinese language
外语wàiyǔforeign language
英语yīngyǔEnglish (language)
日语rìyǔJapanese language
法语fǎyǔFrench (language)
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