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English Definitionto alternate; to take turns
Simplified Script轮流
Traditional Script輪流
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄨㄣˊ ㄌㄧㄡˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)leon4lau4
Part of Speech(动) verb, (副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
lúnwheel; disk; ring; steamship; to take turns; to rotate; by turn; measure word for big round objects: disk, or recurring events: round, turn
liúto flow; to disseminate; to circulate or spread; to move or drift; to degenerate; to banish or send into exile; stream of water or something resembling one; class, rate or grade

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
轮船lúnchuánsteamship; steamer; ocean liner; ship
轮廓lúnkuòan outline; silhouette
轮胎lúntāitire; pneumatic tire
轮值lúnzhíto take turns on duty
Words With Same Tail Word    
交流jiāoliúto exchange; exchange; communication; interaction; to have social contact (with somebody)
电流diànliúelectric current
主流zhǔliúmain stream (of a river); fig. the essential point; main viewpoint of a matter; mainstream (culture etc)
潮流cháoliútide; current; trend
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