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English Definitionto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
Simplified Script衰退
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄞ ㄊㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seoi1teoi3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
shuāito decline; to wane; to become weak or feeble
退 tuìto retreat; to decline; to move back; to withdraw

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Words With Same Head Word    
衰弱shuāiruòweak; feeble
衰老shuāilǎoto age; to deteriorate with age; old and weak
衰亡shuāiwángto decline; to die out; decline and fall
衰人shuāirénloser; jerk
衰微shuāiwēito decline; to wane; weakened; enfeebled; in decline
Words With Same Tail Word    
后退hòutuìto recoil; to draw back; to fall back; to retreat
倒退dàotuìto fall back; to go in reverse
撤退chètuìto retreat
三退sāntuìwithdrawal from the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers of China
促退cùtuìto hinder; to prevent (forward progress)
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