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English Definitionto sway; to wobble; to waver
Simplified Script摇摆
Traditional Script搖擺
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄠˊ ㄅㄞˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jiu4baai2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
yáoto shake; to rock; to row; to crank; (Chinese surname)
bǎito arrange; to exhibit; to move to and fro; a pendulum

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Words With Same Head Word    
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
摇动yáodòngto shake; to sway
Words With Same Tail Word    
下摆xiàbǎihem of a skirt; shirt tail
停摆tíngbǎi(of a pendulum) to stop swinging; (of work, production, activities etc) to come to a halt; to be suspended; to be canceled; shutdown; (sports) lockout
前摆qiánbǎilast time
单摆dānbǎisimple pendulum (physics)
平摆píngbǎiyawing (of a boat)
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