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English Definitionto grasp (often fig.); to control; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny); to master; to know well; to understand something well and know how to use it; fluency
Simplified Script掌握
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓㄤˇ ㄨㄛˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zoeng2ak1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
zhǎngpalm of the hand; sole of the foot; paw; horseshoe; to slap; to hold in one's hand; to wield
to hold; to grasp; to clench (one's fist); to master; classifier: a handful

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
掌管zhǎngguǎnin charge of; to control
掌勺zhǎngsháoto be in charge of the cooking; to be the chef; head cook; chef
掌嘴zhǎngzuǐto slap
掌厨zhǎngchúto prepare meals; chef
Words With Same Tail Word    
把握bǎwòto grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)
在握zàiwò(fig.) to hold in one's hands; to be within grasp
紧握jǐnwòto hold firmly, not let go
手握shǒuwòto have in one's possession
无把握wú bǎwòuncertain
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