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English Definitionto be defeated; to lose; to fail (e.g. experiments); failure; defeat
Simplified Script失败
Traditional Script失敗
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕ ㄅㄞˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sat1baai6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
shīto lose; to miss; to fail
bàito defeat; to damage; to lose (to an opponent); to fail; to wither

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Words With Same Head Word    
失去shīqùto lose
失业shīyèunemployment; to lose one's job
失望shīwàngdisappointed; to lose hope; to despair
失掉shīdiàoto lose; to miss
失眠shīmiánto suffer from insomnia
Words With Same Tail Word    
腐败fǔbàicorruption; to corrupt; to rot; rotten
打败dǎbàito defeat; to overpower; to beat; to be defeated
成败chéngbàisuccess or failure
击败jībàito defeat; to beat
倒败dǎobàito collapse (of building)
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