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English Definitionto research; to check; to investigate; to examine; to refer to; to look up (e.g. a word in a dictionary)
See alsozhā see 山查; (Chinese surname)
Simplified Script
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄔㄚˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)caa4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic

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Words With Same Head Word    
查明chámíngto investigate and find out; to ascertain
查处cháchǔto investigate and handle (a criminal case)
查获cháhuòto track down and seize (a criminal suspect, contraband etc)
查阅cháyuèto consult; to refer to; to look something up in a reference source
查询cháxúnto check; to inquire; to consult (a document etc); inquiry; query
Words With Same Tail Word    
检查jiǎncháinspection; to examine; to inspect
调查diàocháinvestigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll
审查shěncháto examine; to investigate; to censor out; censorship
追查zhuīcháto investigate; to track down (information)
普查pǔchácensus; general survey; general investigation; reconnaissance survey
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