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English Definitionbailiff of feudal yamen
Simplified Script衙役
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄚˊ ㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ngaa4jik6
Word Decomposition
office; yamen 衙门; (Chinese surname)
forced labor; corvée; obligatory task; military service; to use as servant; to enserf; servant (old); war; campaign; battle

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
衙内yánèichild of an official; palace bodyguard
衙署yáshǔgovernment office in imperial China; yamen
衙门yámengovernment office in imperial China; yamen
Words With Same Tail Word    
战役zhànyìmilitary campaign
奴役núyìto enslave; slavery
退役tuìyìto retire from the military, sport, etc.; to demobilize; to decommission; retired from use
现役xiànyì(military) active duty
服役fúyìto serve in the army; in active service
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