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English Definitioncloth; to declare; to announce; to spread; to make known
See also variant of ; to announce; to spread (from traditional character )
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Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄅㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bou3
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
布什bùshíBush (name); George H.W. Bush (1924-2018), US president 1988-1992; George W. Bush (1946-), US President 2000-2008
布朗bùlǎngBrown (name); Gordon Brown (1951-), UK politician, prime minister 2007-2010
布赫bùhèBu He
布丁bùdīngpudding (loanword)
Words With Same Tail Word    
宣布xuānbùto declare; to announce; to proclaim
发布fābùto release; to issue; to announce; to distribute
颁布bānbùto issue; to proclaim; to enact (laws, decrees etc)
遍布biànbùto cover the whole (area); to be found throughout
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