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English Definitionlit. compass and set square; fig. established standard; rule; customs; practices; fig. upright and honest; well-behaved
Simplified Script规矩
Traditional Script規矩
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄨㄟ ㄐㄩ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)kwai1geoi2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate,Advanced
Word Decomposition
guīcompass; a rule; regulation; to admonish; to plan; to scheme
carpenter's square; rule; regulation; pattern; to carve

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Words With Same Head Word    
规定guīdìngprovision; to fix; to set; to formulate; to stipulate; to provide; regulation; rule
规模guīmóscale; scope; extent
规律guīlǜrule (e.g. of science); law of behavior; regular pattern; rhythm; discipline
规划guīhuàto plan (how to do something); planning; plan; program
规则guīzérule; regulation; rules and regulations
Words With Same Tail Word    
守规矩shǒu guījuto behave oneself; to abide by the rules
装规矩zhuāng guījuprudery
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