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English Definitionto cultivate; to breed; to foster; to nurture; to educate; to groom (for a position); education; fostering; culture (biology)
Simplified Script培养
Traditional Script培養
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄆㄟˊ ㄧㄤˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)pui4joeng5
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
péito bank up with earth; to cultivate (lit. or fig.); to train (people)
yǎngto raise (animals); to bring up (children); to keep (pets); to support; to give birth

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Words With Same Head Word    
培育péiyùto train; to breed
培训péixùnto cultivate; to train; to groom; training
培植péizhíto cultivate; to train; cultivation; training
培亚péiyàPraia, capital of Cape Verde (Tw)
培修péixiūto repair earthworks
Words With Same Tail Word    
营养yíngyǎngnutrition; nourishment
饲养sìyǎngto raise; to rear
修养xiūyǎngaccomplishment; training; self-cultivation
抚养fǔyǎngto foster; to bring up; to raise
保养bǎoyǎngto take good care of (or conserve) one's health; to keep in good repair; to maintain; maintenance
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