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子丑
Main
English Definitionfirst two of the twelve earthly branches 十二地支; by ext., the earthly branches
Simplified Script子丑
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinzǐchǒu
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
zíchǒu
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗˇ ㄔㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi2cau2
Word Decomposition
son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
chǒuclown; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox; ancient Chinese compass point: 30°; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
子弹zǐdànbullet
子孙zǐsūnoffspring; posterity
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
子女zǐnǚchildren; sons and daughters
子京zǐjīngsee 紫荆
Words With Same Tail Word    
丁丑dīngchǒufourteenth year D2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1997 or 2057
丢丑diūchǒuto lose face
乙丑yǐchǒusecond year B2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1985 or 2045
小丑xiǎochǒuclown
己丑jǐchǒutwenty sixth year F2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2009 or 2069
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