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English Definitionto call; to address as; appellation
Simplified Script称呼
Traditional Script稱呼
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔㄥ ㄏㄨ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)cing1fu1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
chēngto weigh; to state; to name; name; appellation; to praise
to call; to cry; to shout; to breath out; to exhale

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
称号chēnghàoname; term of address; title
称赞chēngzànto praise; to acclaim; to commend; to compliment
称作chēngzuòto be called; to be known as
称做chēngzuòto be called; to be known as
称扬chēngyángto praise; to compliment
Words With Same Tail Word    
招呼zhāohuto call out to; to greet; to say hello to; to inform; to take care of; to take care that one does not
打招呼dǎ zhāohuto greet somebody by word or action; to give prior notice
咋呼zhāhubluster; ruckus; to boast loudly
热呼rèhuvariant of 熱乎
点头招呼diǎntóu zhāohubeckon
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