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English Definitionto replace the old with new; to renew; to renovate; to upgrade; to update; to regenerate
Simplified Script更新
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄥ ㄒㄧㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gang1san1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
gēngto change or replace; to experience
xīnnew; newly; meso- (chemistry); abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆 or Singapore 新加坡; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
更换gēnghuànto replace (a worn-out tire etc); to change (one's address etc)
更动gēngdòngto change; to replace; to alter
更改gēnggǎito alter
更正gēngzhèngto correct; to make a correction
更代gēngdàisubstitution; replacing former general; change of leader
Words With Same Tail Word    
重新chóngxīnagain; once more; re-
创新chuàngxīninnovation; to bring forth new ideas; to blaze new trails
崭新zhǎnxīnbrand new; leading edge
革新géxīnto innovate; innovation
清新qīngxīnfresh and clean; Qingxin county in Qingyuan 清远, Guangdong
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