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English Definitionto paint; to smear; to apply (makeup etc); to doodle; to erase; to obliterate
Simplified Script涂抹
Traditional Script塗抹
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄨˊ ㄇㄛˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tou4mut3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
to apply (paint etc); to smear; to daub; to blot out; to scribble; to scrawl; (literary) mud; street
to smear; to wipe; to erase; measure word for wisps of cloud, light-beams, etc.

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
涂乙túyǐto trim or add (to a text); to edit
涂家tújiāpainter; artist
涂写túxiěto daub; to scribble (graffiti)
涂层túcéngprotective layer; coating
涂径tújìngpath; road
Words With Same Tail Word    
拭抹shìmǒto swab; to wipe up with a mop
擦抹cāmǒto wipe
淡妆浓抹dànzhuāng nóng mǒin light or heavy makeup (idiom)
浓妆艳抹nóngzhuāng yàn mǒto apply makeup conspicuously (idiom); dressed to the nines and wearing makeup
不能涂抹bùnéng túmǒinerasable
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