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English Definitionto shake; to sway
Simplified Script摇动
Traditional Script搖動
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄠˊ ㄉㄨㄥˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu4dung6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
yáoto shake; to rock; to row; to crank; (Chinese surname)
dòng(of something) to move; to set in movement; to displace; to touch; to make use of; to stir (emotions); to alter; abbr. for 动词, verb

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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    
活动huódòngto exercise; to move about; to operate; to use connections (personal influence); loose; shaky; active; movable; activity; campaign; maneuver; behavior
劳动láodòngwork; toil; physical labor
运动yùndòngto move; to exercise; sports; exercise; motion; movement; campaign
行动xíngdòngoperation; action; to move; mobile
推动tuīdòngto push (for acceptance of a plan); to push forward; to promote; to actuate
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