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English Definitionto divorce; divorced from (one's spouse)
Simplified Script离婚
Traditional Script離婚
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧˊ ㄏㄨㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lei4fan1
Part of Speech(动宾式) verb object
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
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)
hūnto marry; marriage; wedding; to take a wife

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
离开líkāito depart; to leave
离休líxiūto retire; to leave work and rest (euphemism for compulsory retirement of old cadres)
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    
结婚jiéhūnto marry; to get married
订婚dìnghūnto get engaged
求婚qiúhūnto propose marriage
二婚èrhūnto marry for the second time; second marriage; second spouse
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