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聊天
Main
English Definitionto chat; to gossip
Simplified Script聊天
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinliáotiān
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄠˊ ㄊㄧㄢ
Cantonese (Jyutping)liu4tin1
Part of Speech(动宾式) verb object
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
liáoto chat; to depend upon (literary); temporarily; just; slightly
tiānday; sky; heaven

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Words With Same Head Word    
聊且liáoqiěfor the time being; tentatively
聊城liáochéngLiaocheng prefecture level city in Shandong
聊叙liáoxùto speak tentatively
聊生liáoshēngto earn a living (esp. with negative)
聊赖liáolàito suffer tedium
Words With Same Tail Word    
今天jīntiāntoday; at the present; now
昨天zuótiānyesterday
春天chūntiānspring (season)
夏天xiàtiānsummer
冬天dōngtiānwinter
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