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English Definitionto be absent-minded; to desert; to abscond from the army; absent without leave (AWOL)
Simplified Script开小差
Traditional Script開小差
Pinyinkāi xiǎo chāi
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄞ ㄒㄧㄠˇ ㄔㄞ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoi1 siu2 caai1
Word Decomposition
kāito open; to start; to turn on; to boil; to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc); to operate (a vehicle); carat (gold); abbr. for Kelvin, 开尔文; abbr. for 开本, book format; ; (to hold (meeting, exhibition, etc.)
xiǎosmall; tiny; few; young
chāito send; to commission; messenger; mission

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