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English Definitionto float; to hover; to drift (also fig., to lead a wandering life); to rove; showy; superficial
Simplified Script漂浮
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄆㄧㄠ ㄈㄨˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)piu1fau4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
piāoto float; to drift
to float; superficial; floating; unstable; movable; provisional; temporary; transient; impetuous; hollow; inflated; to exceed; superfluous; excessive; surplus

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
漂流piāoliúto float on the current; to drift along or about; rafting
漂摇piāoyáoswaying; tottering; unstable
漂泊piāobóto drift (in the tide); to rove; to lead a wandering existence; drifter; wanderer
漂洋piāoyángto cross the ocean
Words With Same Tail Word    
上浮shàngfúto float up
下浮xiàfúdownward fluctuation (of prices etc)
幽浮yōufúUFO (loanword); unidentified flying object; space ship
悬浮xuánfúto float (in the air etc); suspension
沉浮chénfúlit. sinking and floating; to bob up and down on water; ebb and flow; fig. rise and fall; ups and downs of fortune; vicissitudes
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