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English Definitionnegative; passive; inactive
Simplified Script消极
Traditional Script消極
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄠ ㄐㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)siu1gik6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
xiāoto disappear; to vanish; to eliminate; to spend (time); have to; need
extremely; pole (geography, physics); utmost; top

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Words With Same Head Word    
消息xiāoxinews; information
消费xiāofèito consume
消失xiāoshīto disappear; to fade away
消灭xiāomièto put an end to; to annihilate; to cause to perish; to perish; annihilation (in quantum field theory)
消化xiāohuàto digest; digestion; digestive
Words With Same Tail Word    
积极jījíactive; energetic; vigorous; positive (outlook); proactive
两极liǎngjíthe two poles; the north and south poles; both ends of something; electric or magnetic poles
北极běijíthe North Pole; the Arctic Pole; the north magnetic pole
太极tàijíthe Absolute or Supreme Ultimate, the source of all things according to some interpretations of Chinese mythology
南极nánjísouth pole
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