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English Definitionto be corrupt; corruption; to embezzle
Simplified Script贪污
Traditional Script貪污
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄢ ㄨ
Cantonese (Jyutping)taam1wu1
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
tānto have a voracious desire for; to covet; greedy; corrupt
dirty; filthy; foul; corrupt; to smear; to defile; dirt; filth

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Words With Same Head Word    
贪婪tānlánavaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪官tānguāncorrupt official; grasping functionary; greedy mandarin
贪占tānzhànto misappropriate
贪吃tānchīgluttonous; voracious
Words With Same Tail Word    
卑污bēiwūdespicable and filthy; foul
反污fǎnwūto accuse the victim (while being the guilty party)
涂污túwūsmudge; stain; to smear (dirt, paint); to deface
奸污jiānwūto rape; to violate
排污páiwūto drain sewage
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