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English Definitionpoor; not up to standard
See alsochāishi errand; assignment; job; commission; see also 差使
Simplified Script差事
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄚˋ ㄕˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)caa1si6
Measure Words
Word Decomposition
chàto differ from; to fall short of; lacking; wrong; inferior
shìmatter; thing; item; work; affair

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Words With Same Head Word    
差点chàdiǎnalmost; nearly
差一点chà yīdiǎnsee 差点
差点儿chàdiǎnrerhua variant of 差点
差劲chàjìnbad; no good; below average; disappointing
差生chàshēngweak student
Words With Same Tail Word    
军事jūnshìmilitary affairs; military matters; military
从事cóngshìto go for; to engage in; to undertake; to deal with; to handle; to do
办事bànshìto handle (affairs); to work
做事zuòshìto work; to handle matters; to have a job
没事méishìit's not important; it's nothing; never mind; to have nothing to do; to be free; to be all right (out of danger or trouble)
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