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English Definitionmythological bird, reincarnation of drowned daughter Nüwa 女娃 of Fiery Emperor 炎帝
Simplified Script精卫
Traditional Script精衛
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄥ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zing1wai6
Word Decomposition
jīngessence; extract; vitality; energy; semen; sperm; mythical goblin spirit; highly perfected; elite; the pick of something; proficient (refined ability); extremely (fine); selected rice (archaic)
wèito guard; to protect; to defend; abbr. for 卫生, hygiene; health; abbr. for 卫生间, toilet; (Chinese surname); vassal state during the Zhou Dynasty (1066-221 BC), located in present day Henan and Hebei Provinces

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Words With Same Head Word    
精神jīngshénspirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist
精彩jīngcǎiwonderful; marvelous; brilliant
精细jīngxìfine; meticulous; careful
精致jīngzhìdelicate; fine; exquisite; refined
Words With Same Tail Word    
保卫bǎowèito defend; to safeguard
警卫jǐngwèito stand guard over; (security) guard
防卫fángwèito defend; defensive; defense
捍卫hànwèito defend; to uphold; to safeguard
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