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收养
Main
English Definitionto take in and care for (an elderly person, a dog etc); to adopt (a child); adoption
Simplified Script收养
Traditional Script收養
Pinyinshōuyǎng
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄡ ㄧㄤˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sau1joeng5
Word Decomposition
shōuto receive; to accept; to collect; to put away; to restrain; to stop; in care of (used on address line after name)
yǎngto raise (animals); to bring up (children); to keep (pets); to support; to give birth

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Words With Same Head Word    
收拾shōushito put in order; to tidy up; to pack; to repair; (coll.) to sort somebody out; to fix somebody
收入shōurùto take in; income; revenue
收获shōuhuòto harvest; to reap; to gain; crop; harvest; profit; gain; bonus; reward
收音机shōuyīn jīradio
收集shōujíto gather; to collect
Words With Same Tail Word    
营养yíngyǎngnutrition; nourishment
培养péiyǎngto cultivate; to breed; to foster; to nurture; to educate; to groom (for a position); education; fostering; culture (biology)
饲养sìyǎngto raise; to rear
修养xiūyǎngaccomplishment; training; self-cultivation
抚养fǔyǎngto foster; to bring up; to raise
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