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English Definitionflag (of a country)
Simplified Script国旗
Traditional Script國旗
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄛˊ ㄑㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwok3kei4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
guócountry; nation; state; national; (Chinese surname)
banner; flag; (in Qing times) refers to Manchurian ruling class, from 八旗 eight banners; administrative subdivision in inner Mongolia equivalent to county

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
国家guójiācountry; nation; state
国防guófángnational defense
国营guóyíngstate-run (company etc); nationalized
Words With Same Tail Word    
红旗hóngqíred flag; Red flag city district; Hongqi district of Xinxiang city 新乡市, Henan
花旗huāqíthe Stars and Stripes (US flag); by extension, the United States of America; abbr. for Citibank 花旗银行
军旗jūnqíarmy flag; military flag
八旗bāqíEight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
区旗qūqídistrict flag
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