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English Definitionto complement; to make up for a deficiency
Simplified Script弥补
Traditional Script彌補
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄧˊ ㄅㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nei4bou2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
full; to fill; completely; more
to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
弥漫mímànto pervade; to fill the air; diffuse; everywhere present; about to inundate (water); permeated by (smoke); filled with (dust); to saturate (the air with fog, smoke etc)
弥勒mílèMile county in Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture, Yunnan; Maitreya, the future Bodhisattva, to come after Shakyamuni Buddha
弥合míhéto cause a wound to close up and heal
弥天mítiānfilling the entire sky; covering everything (of fog, crime, disaster etc)
弥封mífēngto sign across the seal (as a precaution against fraud)
Words With Same Tail Word    
互补hùbǔcomplementary; to complement each other
填补tiánbǔto fill a gap; to fill in a blank (on a form); to overcome a deficiency
候补hòubǔto wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute
修补xiūbǔto mend
增补zēngbǔto augment; to supplement; to add
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