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English Definitiondeceitful trick; mystery; unfathomable
Simplified Script玄虚
Traditional Script玄虛
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄩㄢˊ ㄒㄩ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jyun4heoi1
Word Decomposition
xuánblack; mysterious
emptiness; void; abstract theory or guiding principles; empty or unoccupied; diffident or timid; false; humble or modest; (of health) weak; virtual; in vain

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Words With Same Head Word    
玄乎xuánhūunreliable; incredible
玄参xuánshēnNingpo figwort (Scrophularia ningpoensis); root of Ningpo figwort (used in TCM)
玄圃xuánpǔmythical fairyland on Kunlun Mountain 昆仑
玄奘xuánzàngXuanzang (602-664) Tang dynasty Buddhist monk and translator, who traveled to India 629-645
玄奥xuán'àoabstruse; profound mystery; the mysteries of the universe
Words With Same Tail Word    
谦虚qiānxūmodest; self-effacing; to make modest remarks
空虚kōngxūhollow; emptiness; meaningless
太虚tàixūgreat emptiness; the void; heaven; the skies; universe; cosmos; original essence of the cosmos; Taixu (famed Buddhist monk, 1890-1947)
乘虚chéngxūto take advantage of weakness
务虚wùxūto discuss guidelines; to discuss principles to be followed
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