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English Definitionsurrounding; nearby
Simplified Script周遭
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄡ ㄗㄠ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zau1zou1
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)
zāoto meet by chance (usually with misfortune); measure word for events: time, turn, incident

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
周围zhōuwéisurroundings; environment; to encompass
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
惨遭cǎnzāoto suffer (defeat, death etc)
免遭miǎnzāoto avoid suffering; to avoid meeting (a fatal accident); spared
屡遭lǚzāoto suffer repeatedly
险遭xiǎnzāoto suffer
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