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English Definitionperfunctory; careless; drifting along; resigned to one's fate; improper (relations); illicit (sex)
Simplified Script苟且
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄡˇ ㄑㄧㄝˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gau2ce2
Word Decomposition
gǒuif; supposing; careless; negligent; temporarily; (Chinese surname)
qiěand; moreover; yet; for the time being; to be about to; both (... and...)

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Words With Same Head Word    
苟取gǒuqǔ(literary) to extort; to take as bribe
苟合gǒuhéillicit sexual relations
苟同gǒutóngto agree blindly
苟存gǒucúnto drift through life
苟安gǒu'ānsee 苟且偷安
Words With Same Tail Word    
而且érqiě(not only ...) but also; moreover; in addition; furthermore
并且bìngqiěand; besides; moreover; furthermore; in addition
况且kuàngqiěmoreover; besides; in addition; furthermore
姑且gūqiěfor the time being; tentatively
暂且zànqiěfor now; for the time being; temporarily
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