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English Definitionbenevolent; charitable; charity
Simplified Script慈善
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘˊ ㄕㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci4sin6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
compassionate; gentle; merciful; kind; humane
shàngood (virtuous); benevolent; well-disposed; good at something; to improve or perfect

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Words With Same Head Word    
慈爱cí'àilove; devotion (to children); affection, esp. towards children
慈祥cíxiángkindly; benevolent (often of older person)
慈利cílìCili county in Zhangjiajie 张家界, Hunan
慈和cíhékindly; amiable
慈姑cíguarrowhead (Sagittaria subulata, a water plant)
Words With Same Tail Word    
改善gǎishànto make better; to improve
完善wánshànperfect; to make perfect; to improve
妥善tuǒshànappropriate; proper
行善xíngshànto do good works; to be merciful
不善bùshànbad; ill; not good at; not to be pooh-poohed; quite impressive
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