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English Definitionto wait for; to expect; to keep watch; to watch over; to nurse
Simplified Script守候
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄡˇ ㄏㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau2hau6
Word Decomposition
shǒuto guard; to defend; to keep watch; to abide by the law; to observe (rules or ritual); nearby; adjoining
hòuto wait; to inquire after; to watch; season; climate; (old) period of five days

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Words With Same Head Word    
守法shǒufǎto abide by the law
守护shǒuhùto guard; to protect
守卫shǒuwèito guard; to defend
守住shǒuzhuto hold on to; to defend; to keep; to guard
守信shǒuxìnto keep promises
Words With Same Tail Word    
气候qìhòuclimate; atmosphere; situation
问候wènhòuto give one's respects; to send a greeting
等候děnghòuto wait; to wait for
伺候cìhòuto serve; to wait upon
侍候shìhòuto serve; to wait upon
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