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English Definitionto prohibit; to forbid; to ban
Simplified Script禁止
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄣˋ ㄓˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gam3zi2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
jìnto prohibit; to forbid
zhǐto stop; to prohibit; until; only

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
禁令jìnlìngprohibition; ban
禁区jìnqūrestricted area; forbidden region
禁运jìnyùnembargo; export ban (e.g. on weapons)
禁武jìnwǔarms ban
禁忌jìnjìtaboo; contraindication (medicine); to abstain from
Words With Same Tail Word    
防止fángzhǐto prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
停止tíngzhǐto stop; to halt; to cease
为止wéizhǐuntil; (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form 到...为止...为止)
阻止zǔzhǐto prevent; to block
制止zhìzhǐto curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
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