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English Definitionto serve in the army; in active service
Simplified Script服役
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄈㄨˊ ㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)fuk6jik6
Word Decomposition
clothes; dress; garment; to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc); to obey; to convince; to admire; to acclimatize; to take (medicine); mourning clothes; to wear mourning clothes
forced labor; corvée; obligatory task; military service; to use as servant; to enserf; servant (old); war; campaign; battle

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
服务fúwùto serve; service
服从fúcóngto obey (an order); to comply; to defer
服务员fúwù yuánwaiter; waitress; attendant; customer service personnel
服务生fúwù shēngserver (at a restaurant)
服装fúzhuāngdress; clothing; costume; clothes
Words With Same Tail Word    
战役zhànyìmilitary campaign
奴役núyìto enslave; slavery
退役tuìyìto retire from the military, sport, etc.; to demobilize; to decommission; retired from use
现役xiànyì(military) active duty
使役shǐyìto use (an animal or servant); working (animal); (beast) of burden; causative form of verbs (esp. in grammar of Japanese, Korean etc)
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