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English Definitionto fail (a course)
Simplified Script挂科
Traditional Script掛科
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄚˋ ㄎㄜ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gwaa3fo1
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)
branch of study; administrative section; division; field; branch; stage directions; family (taxonomy); rules; laws; to mete out (punishment); to levy (taxes etc); to fine somebody

Related Words

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)
挂牌guàpáilit. to hang up a plate; to open up for business; listed (on stock market)
Words With Same Tail Word    
内科nèikēinternal medicine; general medicine
外科wàikēsurgery (branch of medicine)
学科xuékēsubject; branch of learning; course; academic discipline
本科běnkēundergraduate course; undergraduate (attributive)
前科qiánkēcriminal record; previous convictions
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