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English Definitionmetabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
Simplified Script新陈代谢
Traditional Script新陳代謝
Pinyinxīn chén dàixiè
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄣ ㄔㄣˊ ㄉㄞˋ ㄒㄧㄝˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)san1 can4 doi6ze6
Part of Speech(习惯用语) idiomatic expression
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
xīnnew; newly; meso- (chemistry); abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆 or Singapore 新加坡; (Chinese surname)
chénto lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell; old; stale; (Chinese surname); vassal state during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC; Chen of the Southern dynasties (557-589)
代谢dàixièreplacement; substitution; metabolism (biol.)

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