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English Definitionmute; muted; a dumb person; to be dumb
Simplified Script哑巴
Traditional Script啞巴
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄚˇ ㄅㄚ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)aa2baa1
Word Decomposition
dumb; mute; hoarse; husky; unexploded (of artillery shell etc)
to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; something that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士; bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴, tail; Ba state during Zhou dynasty (in east of modern Sichuan); abbr. for east Sichuan or Chongqing; (Chinese surname); abbr. for Palestine or Palestinian; abbr. for Pakistan

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Words With Same Head Word    
哑剧yǎjùto mime; a dumb show
哑口yǎkǒuas if dumb; speechless
哑子yǎzimute person; dumb person; (more commonly called 哑巴)
哑语yǎyǔsign language
哑谜yǎmípuzzle; mystery
Words With Same Tail Word    
尾巴wěibatail; colloquial pr. [yi3 ba5]
嘴巴zuǐbamouth; slap in the face
敛巴liǎnba(dialect) to gather (something)
眨巴zhǎbato blink; to wink
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