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English Definitionto screen; to shield; to cover; protection; cover
Simplified Script掩护
Traditional Script掩護
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄢˇ ㄏㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jim2wu6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
yǎnto cover up; to close; to surprise
to protect

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Words With Same Head Word    
掩盖yǎngàito conceal; to hide behind; to cover up
掩饰yǎnshìto cover up; to conceal; to mask; to gloss over
掩埋yǎnmáito bury
掩映yǎnyìnghidden from view; alternately hidden and visible; setting off each other
掩杀yǎnshāto make a surprise attack; to pounce on (an enemy)
Words With Same Tail Word    
保护bǎohùto protect; to defend; to safeguard; protection
维护wéihùto defend; to safeguard; to protect; to uphold; to maintain
拥护yōnghùto endorse; to support
爱护àihùto cherish; to treasure; to take care of; to love and protect
辩护biànhùto speak in defense of; to argue in favor of; to defend; to plead
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