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English Definitiontrail; clues; thread (of a story)
Simplified Script线索
Traditional Script線索
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄢˋ ㄙㄨㄛˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sin3sok3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
线 xiànthread; string; wire; line
suǒto search; to demand; to ask; to exact; large rope; isolated; (Chinese surname); abbr. for 索马里, Somalia

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Words With Same Head Word    
线路xiànlùline; circuit; wire; road; railway track; bus route
线图xiàntúline drawing; diagram; line graph
线下xiànxiàoffline; below the line
线人xiànrénspy; informer
Words With Same Tail Word    
探索tànsuǒto explore; to probe
思索sīsuǒto think deeply; to ponder
搜索sōusuǒto search (a place); to search (a database etc)
勒索lèsuǒto blackmail; to extort
比索bǐsuǒpeso (currency in Latin America) (loanword); Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau (Tw)
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