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English Definitionto shake; to rock; to row; to crank; (Chinese surname)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄧㄠˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
摇摆yáobǎito sway; to wobble; to waver
摇晃yáohuàngto rock; to shake; to sway
摇头yáotóuto shake one's head
摇滚yáogǔnrock 'n' roll (music); to rock; to fall off
摇光yáoguāngeta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
Words With Same Tail Word    
动摇dòngyáoto sway; to waver; to rock; to rattle; to destabilize; to pose a challenge to
后摇hòuyáopost-rock (music genre)
招摇zhāoyáoto act ostentatiously; to brag; to show off
横摇héngyáorolling motion (of a boat)
步摇bùyáodangling ornament worn by women
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