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English Definitionto send; to commission; messenger; mission
See alsochā difference; discrepancy; to differ; error; to err; to make a mistake
chà to differ from; to fall short of; lacking; wrong; inferior
irregular; uneven
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄔㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)caai1
Part of Speech(动) verb

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Words With Same Head Word    
差事chāishierrand; assignment; job; commission; see also 差使
差使chāishǐto send; to assign; to appoint; servants of an official; official messenger
差使chāishiofficial post; billet; commission; see also 差事
差役chāiyìforced labor of feudal tenant (corvée); bailiff of feudal yamen
差派chāipàito dispatch
Words With Same Tail Word    
出差chūchāito go on an official or business trip
邮差yóuchāi(old) postman
交差jiāochāito report back after completion of one's mission
公差gōngchāiofficial errand; bailiff in a yamen
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