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English Definitionto engage (a teacher etc); to hire; to betroth; betrothal gift; to get married (of woman)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄆㄧㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ping3
Part of Speech(动) verb

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Words With Same Head Word    
聘请pìnqǐngto engage; to hire (a lawyer etc)
聘任pìnrènto appoint (to a position); appointed
聘用pìnyòngto employ; to hire
聘问pìnwèninternational exchange of visits; to visit as envoy; to visit as family representative for purpose of marriage arrangement (traditional culture)
聘书pìnshūletter of appointment; contract
Words With Same Tail Word    
招聘zhāopìnto invite applications for a job; to recruit
应聘yìngpìnto accept a job offer; to apply for an advertised position
下聘xiàpìnto send the betrothal gifts; (fig.) to conclude a marriage
反聘fǎnpìnto re-hire retired personnel
受聘shòupìnhired (for employment); invited (e.g. to lecture); engaged (for a task); (in olden times) betrothal gift from the groom's family
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