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English Definitionto read out; to recite; to remember somebody (while talking about something else)
Simplified Script念诵
Traditional Script念誦
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄋㄧㄢˋ ㄙㄨㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)nim6zung6
Word Decomposition
niànto read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud; to miss (somebody); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿, 20)
sòngto read aloud; to recite

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
念书niànshūto read; to study
念头niàntouthought; idea; intention
念佛niànfóto pray to Buddha; to chant the names of Buddha
念力niànlìpsychokinesis; telekinesis
念叨niàndaoto talk about often; to reminisce about; to keep repeating; to keep harping on; to discuss
Words With Same Tail Word    
朗诵lǎngsòngto read aloud with expression; to recite; to declaim
背诵bèisòngto recite; to repeat from memory
传诵chuánsòngwidely known; on everyone's lips
吟诵yínsòngto read aloud; to recite rhythmically; to chant; to intone (esp. poems in rhythm)
告诵gàosòngto tell; to inform
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