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English Definitionto stand guard over; (security) guard
Simplified Script警卫
Traditional Script警衛
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄥˇ ㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ging2wai6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
jǐngto alert; to warn; police
wèito guard; to protect; to defend; abbr. for 卫生, hygiene; health; abbr. for 卫生间, toilet; (Chinese surname); vassal state during the Zhou Dynasty (1066-221 BC), located in present day Henan and Hebei Provinces

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Words With Same Head Word    
警察jǐngchápolice; police officer
警告jǐnggàoto warn; to admonish
警惕jǐngtìto be on the alert; vigilant; alert; on guard; to warn
警戒jǐngjièto warn; to alert; to be on the alert; to stand guard; sentinel
警觉jǐngjuéto be on guard; alert; vigilance; alertness
Words With Same Tail Word    
保卫bǎowèito defend; to safeguard
防卫fángwèito defend; defensive; defense
捍卫hànwèito defend; to uphold; to safeguard
守卫shǒuwèito guard; to defend
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