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English Definitionto seek one's livelihood; to work to support oneself; to earn a living
Simplified Script谋生
Traditional Script謀生
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄇㄡˊ ㄕㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mau4sang1
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
móuto plan; to seek; scheme
shēngto be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
谋求móuqiúto seek; to strive for
谋杀móushāto murder; to assassinate; intentional homicide
谋取móuqǔto seek; to strive for; to obtain; see also 牟取
谋事móushìto plan matters; to look for a job
谋利móulìto make a profit; to gain; to get an advantage
Words With Same Tail Word    
发生fāshēngto happen; to occur; to take place; to break out
卫生wèishēnghealth; hygiene; sanitation
产生chǎnshēngto arise; to come into being; to come about; to give rise to; to bring into being; to bring about; to produce; to engender; to generate; to appear; appearance; emergence; generation; production; yield
一生yīshēngall one's life; throughout one's life
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