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English Definitionoffspring; posterity
Simplified Script子孙
Traditional Script子孫
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗˇ ㄙㄨㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi2syun1
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
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)
sūngrandson; descendant; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
子女zǐnǚchildren; sons and daughters
子丑zǐchǒufirst two of the twelve earthly branches 十二地支; by ext., the earthly branches
子京zǐjīngsee 紫荆
Words With Same Tail Word    
长孙zhǎngsūneldest grandson; the eldest son of one's eldest son; (Chinese surname)
公孙gōngsūn(Chinese surname)
参孙cānsūnSamson (name); biblical hero around 1100 BC
外孙wàisūndaughter's son; grandson; descendant via the female line
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