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English Definitionto retire; to leave work and rest (euphemism for compulsory retirement of old cadres)
Simplified Script离休
Traditional Script離休
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧˊ ㄒㄧㄡ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lei4jau1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (something); independent of; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing fire; ☲; (Chinese surname)
xiūto rest; to stop doing something for a period of time; to cease; (imperative) don't; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
离开líkāito depart; to leave
离婚líhūnto divorce; divorced from (one's spouse)
离别líbiéto leave (on a long journey); to part from somebody
离去líqùto leave; to exit
离世líshìto pass away; death
Words With Same Tail Word    
退休tuìxiūto retire; retirement (from work)
不休bùxiūendlessly; ceaselessly
且休qiěxiūrest for now; stop (usually imperative form)
乞休qǐxiūto request permission to resign from an official position (old)
介休jièxiūJiexiu county level city in Jinzhong 晋中, Shanxi
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