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English Definitionplay; show; performance; exhibition; to perform; to act; to demonstrate
Simplified Script表演
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄧㄠˇ ㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)biu2jin2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=3; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
biǎoexterior surface; family relationship via females; to show (one's opinion); a model; a table (listing information); a form; a meter (measuring something)
yǎnto develop; to evolve; to practice; to perform; to play; to act

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
表示biǎoshìto express; to show; to say; to state; to indicate; to mean
表现biǎoxiànto show; to show off; to display; to manifest; expression; manifestation; show; display; performance (at work etc); behavior
表扬biǎoyángto praise; to commend
表明biǎomíngto make clear; to make known; to state clearly; to indicate; known
表达biǎodáto express; to convey
Words With Same Tail Word    
开演kāiyǎn(of a play, movie etc) to begin
导演dǎoyǎnto direct; director (film etc)
扮演bànyǎnto play the role of; to act
上演shàngyǎnto screen (a movie); to stage (a play); a screening; a staging
讲演jiǎngyǎnto lecture; to speak publicly
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