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English Definitiongovernment office in imperial China; yamen
Traditional Script衙門
Simplified Script衙门
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄚˊ ㄇㄣ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)ngaa4mun4
Word Decomposition
office; yamen 衙門; (Chinese surname)
méngate; door; gateway; doorway; opening; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy); measure word for large guns; measure word for lessons, subjects, branches of technology; (suffix) -gate (i.e. scandal; derived from Watergate); (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
衙內yánèichild of an official; palace bodyguard
衙役yáyìbailiff of feudal yamen
衙署yáshǔgovernment office in imperial China; yamen
Words With Same Tail Word    
總理衙門zǒnglǐ yámenthe Qing dynasty equivalent of the Foreign Office
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