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English Definitionnaughty; mischievous; unruly
Simplified Script调皮
Traditional Script調皮
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄧㄠˊ ㄆㄧˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tiu4pei4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
tiáoto harmonize; to reconcile; to blend; to suit well; to season (food); to provoke; to incite
leather; skin; fur; pico- (one trillionth); naughty; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
调整tiáozhěngto adjust; adjustment; revision
调节tiáojiéto adjust; to regulate; to harmonize; to reconcile (accountancy etc)
调和tiáohéharmonious; to mediate; to reconcile; to compromise; mediation; to mix; to blend; blended; to season; seasoning; to placate
调剂tiáojìto adjust; to balance; to make up a medical prescription
调料tiáoliàocondiment; seasoning; flavoring
Words With Same Tail Word    
橡皮xiàngpírubber; an eraser
丹皮dānpíthe root bark of the peony tree
仿皮fǎngpíimitation leather
内皮nèipí(med.) endothelium; thin skin on the inside of some fruits (e.g. oranges)
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