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English Definitionapprentice; disciple
Simplified Script徒弟
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄨˊ ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tou4dai2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
disciple; apprentice; believer; on foot; bare or empty; to no avail; only; prison sentence; (Chinese surname)
younger brother; junior male; I (modest word in letter)

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Words With Same Head Word    
徒刑túxíngprison sentence
徒具tújùto only have
徒工túgōngapprentice; trainee worker
徒手túshǒuwith bare hands; unarmed; fighting hand-to-hand; freehand (drawing)
Words With Same Tail Word    
兄弟xiōngdìbrothers; younger brother; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
表弟biǎodìyounger male cousin via female line
仁弟réndì(honorific written address to younger man) My dear young friend
令弟lìngdìhonorable little brother
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