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English Definitionto consume
Simplified Script消费
Traditional Script消費
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄠ ㄈㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)siu1fai3
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
xiāoto disappear; to vanish; to eliminate; to spend (time); have to; need
fèito cost; to spend; fee; wasteful; expenses; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
消息xiāoxinews; information
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
消除xiāochúto eliminate; to remove
Words With Same Tail Word    
浪费làngfèito waste; to squander
公费gōngfèiat public expense
学费xuéfèituition fee; tuition
自费zìfèi(be) at one's own expense
经费jīngfèifunds; expenditure
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