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English Definitionunfamiliar; strange; out of practice; not accustomed
Simplified Script生疏
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄥ ㄕㄨ
Cantonese (Jyutping)saang1so1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
shēngto be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student
shūto dredge; to clear away obstruction; thin; sparse; scanty; distant (relation); not close; to neglect; negligent; to present a memorial to the Emperor; commentary; annotation; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
生产shēngchǎnto produce; to manufacture; to give birth to a child
生活shēnghuólife; activity; to live; livelihood
生词shēngcínew word (in textbook); word that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
生命shēngmìnglife; living; biological
Words With Same Tail Word    
上疏shàngshū(of a court official) to present a memorial to the emperor (old)
疏疏shūshūsparse; blurred; old for 楚楚; neat; lovely
稀疏xīshūsparse; infrequent; thinly spread
空疏kōngshūshallow; empty
粗疏cūshūcoarse; rough; careless
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