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English Definitionart; fine arts; painting
Simplified Script美术
Traditional Script美術
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄟˇ ㄕㄨˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mei5seot6
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
měibeautiful; very satisfactory; good; to beautify; to be pleased with oneself; the Americas; abbr. for 美洲; USA; abbr. for 美国
shùmethod; technique

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Words With Same Head Word    
美好měihǎobeautiful; fine
美元měiyuánAmerican dollar; US dollar
美观měiguānpleasing to the eye; beautiful; artistic
美国měiguóUnited States; USA; US
Words With Same Tail Word    
技术jìshùtechnology; technique; skill
艺术yìshùart; fine arts
学术xuéshùlearning; science; academic
手术shǒushù(surgical) operation; surgery
武术wǔshùmilitary skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫
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