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English Definitionto join; to connect; to link up; to communicate
Simplified Script沟通
Traditional Script溝通
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄡ ㄊㄨㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kau1tung1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
gōuditch; gutter; groove; gully; ravine
tōngto go through; to know well; (suffix) expert; to connect; to communicate; open; to clear; measure word for letters, telegrams, phone calls, etc.

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
沟壑gōuhègorge; gulch; ravine; deep ditch
沟槽gōucáogroove; furrow; trench
沟渠gōuqúchannel; moat; irrigation canal
沟涧gōujiàngully; ravine
Words With Same Tail Word    
交通jiāotōngto be connected; traffic; transportation; communications; liaison
普通pǔtōngcommon; ordinary; general; average
流通liútōngto circulate; to distribute; circulation; distribution
畅通chàngtōngunimpeded; free-flowing; straight path; unclogged; move without obstruction
卡通kǎtōngcartoon (loanword)
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