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English Definitionkeep
Simplified Script拿着
Traditional Script拿著
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄋㄚˊ ㄓㄜ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)naa4zoek6
Word Decomposition
to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take; (used in the same way as : to mark the following noun as a direct object)
zhuóto wear (clothes); to contact; to use; to apply

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
拿…来说ná … láishuōspeaking of …; to take…for example
拿手náshǒuexpert in; good at
拿出náchūto take out; to put out; to provide; to put forward (a proposal); to come up with (evidence)
拿下náxiàto arrest; to capture; to seize; to win (a set, a game etc)
拿起náqǐto pick up
Words With Same Tail Word    
接着jiēzheto catch and hold on; to continue; to go on to do something; to follow; to carry on; then; after that; subsequently; to proceed; to ensue; in turn; in one's turn
随着suízhealong with; in the wake of; following
本着běnzhebased on...; in conformance with..; taking as one's main principle
怎么着zěnme zhewhat?; how?; how about?; whatever
意味着yìwèi zheto signify; to mean; to imply
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