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English Definitionlit. to hang up a plate; to open up for business; listed (on stock market)
Simplified Script挂牌
Traditional Script掛牌
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄚˋ ㄆㄞˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwaa3paai2
Word Decomposition
guàto hang or suspend (from a hook etc); to hang up (the phone); to hang (computing); to be worried or concerned; to make a phone call (dialect); to register or record; to hitch; measure word for sets or clusters of objects; (slang) to kill; to die; to be finished; to fail (an exam)
páimahjong tile; playing card; game pieces; signboard; plate; tablet; medal

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Words With Same Head Word    
挂号guàhàoto register (at a hospital etc); to send by registered mail
挂号信guàhào xìnregistered letter
挂钩guàgōuhook (on which to hang something); to couple; to link together; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
挂住guàzhùto get caught (entangled); to catch (on something)
Words With Same Tail Word    
名牌míngpáifamous brand
登机牌dēngjī páiboarding pass
金牌jīnpáigold medal
冒牌màopáifake; impostor; quack (doctor); imitation brand
打牌dǎpáito play mahjong or cards
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