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English Definitionif; supposing; careless; negligent; temporarily; (Chinese surname)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄍㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gau2

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Words With Same Head Word    
苟且gǒuqiěperfunctory; careless; drifting along; resigned to one's fate; improper (relations); illicit (sex)
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
一丝不苟yī sī bùgǒunot one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rules; meticulous; not one hair out of place
不苟bùgǒunot lax; not casual; careful; conscientious
一笔不苟yībǐ bùgǒulit. not even one stroke is negligent (idiom); fig. to write characters (calligraphy) in which every stroke is placed perfectly
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