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English Definitionsurroundings; environment; to encompass
Simplified Script周围
Traditional Script周圍
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄡ ㄨㄟˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zau1wai4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhōuto make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially; (Chinese surname); Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC)
wéito encircle; to surround; all around; to wear by wrapping around (scarf, shawl); (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
周密zhōumìcareful; thorough; meticulous; dense; impenetrable
周边zhōubiānperiphery; rim; surroundings; all around; perimeter; peripheral (computing)
周折zhōuzhétwists and turns; vicissitude; complication; difficulty; effort
周详zhōuxiángmeticulous; thorough; comprehensive; complete; detailed
周转zhōuzhuǎnto rotate; to circulate (cash, stock etc); turnover; circulation; cash flow
Words With Same Tail Word    
范围fànwéirange; scope; limit; extent
包围bāowéito surround; to encircle; to hem in
氛围fēnwéiambience; atmosphere
入围rùwéito get past the qualifying round; to make it to the finals
三围sānwéiBWH, abbr. for a woman's three measurements, namely: bust 胸围, waist 腰围 and hip 臀围
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