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English DefinitionExcuse me, may I ask...?
Simplified Script请问
Traditional Script請問
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄧㄥˇ ㄨㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cing2man6
Part of Speech(动) verb, (习惯用语) idiomatic expression
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
qǐngto ask; to invite; please (do something); to treat (to a meal etc); to request
wènto ask

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Words With Same Head Word    
请假qǐngjiàto request leave of absence
请求qǐngqiúto request; to ask; request
请客qǐngkèto give a dinner party; to entertain guests; to invite to dinner
请教qǐngjiàoto ask for guidance; to consult
请帖qǐngtiěinvitation card; written invitation
Words With Same Tail Word    
访问fǎngwènto visit; to call on; to interview
疑问yíwènquestion; interrogation; doubt
学问xuéwènlearning; knowledge
顾问gùwènadviser; consultant
询问xúnwènto inquire
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