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English Definitionto complain; to sue; to bring a lawsuit; to lodge a complaint against somebody with a manager
Simplified Script告状
Traditional Script告狀
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄠˋ ㄓㄨㄤˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gou3zong6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
gàoto say; to tell; to announce; to report; to denounce; to file a lawsuit; to sue
zhuàngaccusation; suit; state; condition; strong; great; -shaped

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
告诉gàosuto tell; to inform; to let know
告别gàobiéto leave; to bid farewell to; to say good-bye to
告辞gàocíto say goodbye; to take one's leave
告诫gàojièto warn; to admonish
告知gàozhīto inform
Words With Same Tail Word    
形状xíngzhuàngform; shape
症状zhèngzhuàngsymptom (of an illness)
现状xiànzhuàngcurrent situation
奖状jiǎngzhuàngcertificate (of prize, degree, diploma etc)
原状yuánzhuàngprevious condition; original state
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