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English Definitionto listen; to hear; to obey; a can (loanword from English "tin"); measure word for canned beverages
See alsoyǐn smile (archaic) (from traditional character )
tīng (literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule; to sentence; to allow
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄊㄧㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)teng1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
听说tīngshuōto hear (something said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
听见tīngjiànto hear
听写tīngxiědictate; dictation
听到tīngdàoto hear
听讲tīngjiǎngto attend a lecture; to listen to a talk
Words With Same Tail Word    
好听hǎotīngpleasant to hear
旁听pángtīngto visit (a meeting, class, trial etc)
倾听qīngtīngto listen attentively
窃听qiètīngto eavesdrop; to wiretap
收听shōutīngto listen (to); to listen (in)
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