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English Definitionto 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)
See alsoshū variant of (from traditional character )
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄕㄨ
Cantonese (Jyutping)so1

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Words With Same Head Word    
疏散shūsànto scatter; to disperse; to evacuate; scattered; to relax
疏导shūdǎoto dredge; to open up a path for; to remove obstructions; to clear the way; to enlighten; persuasion
疏忽shūhuto neglect; to overlook; negligence; carelessness
疏剪shūjiǎnto prune
疏勒shūlèShule ancient name for modern Kashgar; Shule county in Kashgar prefecture 喀什地区, west Xinjiang
Words With Same Tail Word    
生疏shēngshūunfamiliar; strange; out of practice; not accustomed
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
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