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English Definitionto wrestle; to fight; to struggle
Simplified Script搏斗
Traditional Script搏鬥
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄛˊ ㄉㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bok3dau3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
to fight; to combat; to seize; (of heart) to beat
dòuto fight; to struggle; to condemn; to censure; to contend; to put together; coming together

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
搏动bódòngto beat rhythmically; to throb; to pulsate
搏战bózhànto fight; to struggle; to wage war
搏击bójīto fight, esp. with hands; wrestling (as a sport); to wrestle; to wrestle (against fate, with a problem etc); to capture prey
搏杀bóshāfighting; killing
搏髀bóbìto beat time by slapping one's thighs
Words With Same Tail Word    
奋斗fèndòuto strive; to struggle
战斗zhàndòuto fight; to battle
打斗dǎdòuto fight
内斗nèidòuinternal strife; power struggle
博斗bódòuto fight or argue on a blogging site (netspeak)
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