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English Definitioninvestigation; inquiry; to investigate; to survey; survey; (opinion) poll
Simplified Script调查
Traditional Script調查
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄧㄠˋ ㄔㄚˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)diu6caa4
Part of Speech(动) verb
Measure Words,
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
diàoto transfer; to move (troops or cadres); to investigate; to enquire into; accent; view; argument; key (in music); mode (music); tune; tone; melody
cháto research; to check; to investigate; to examine; to refer to; to look up (e.g. a word in a dictionary)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
调度diàodùto dispatch (vehicles, staff etc); to schedule; to manage; dispatcher; scheduler
调动diàodòngto transfer; to maneuver (troops etc); movement of personnel; to mobilize; to bring into play
调换diàohuànto exchange; to change places; to swap
调研diàoyánto investigate and research; research; investigation
调任diàorènto transfer; to move to another post
Words With Same Tail Word    
检查jiǎncháinspection; to examine; to inspect
审查shěncháto examine; to investigate; to censor out; censorship
追查zhuīcháto investigate; to track down (information)
普查pǔchácensus; general survey; general investigation; reconnaissance survey
抽查chōuchárandom inspection; to do a spot check
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