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English Definitionto rush about; to be constantly on the move
Simplified Script奔波
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄣ ㄅㄛ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ban1bo1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
bēnto hurry; to rush; to run quickly; to elope
wave; ripple; storm; surge; Poland; Polish; abbr. for 波兰

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
奔跑bēnpǎoto run
奔腾bēnténg(of waves) to surge forward; to roll on in waves; to gallop
奔驰bēnchíto run quickly; to speed; to gallop; Benz (name); Mercedes-Benz, German car maker
奔赴bēnfùto rush to; to hurry to
奔走bēnzǒuto run; to rush about; to be on the go
Words With Same Tail Word    
短波duǎnbōshortwave (radio)
宁波níngbōNingbo subprovincial city in Zhejiang
风波fēngbōdisturbance; crisis; disputes; restlessness
中波zhōngbōmedium wave (radio frequency range); Chinese-Polish
光波guāngbōlight wave
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