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English Definitionslow; sluggish
Simplified Script迟缓
Traditional Script遲緩
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔˊ ㄏㄨㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci4wun6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
chílate; delayed; slow; (Chinese surname)
huǎnslow; unhurried; sluggish; gradual; not tense; relaxed; to postpone; to defer; to stall; to stave off; to revive; to recuperate

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Words With Same Head Word    
迟到chídàoto arrive late
迟早chízǎosooner or later
迟疑chíyíto hesitate
迟钝chídùnslow in one's reactions; sluggish (in movement or thought)
迟迟chíchílate (with a task etc); slow
Words With Same Tail Word    
缓缓huǎnhuǎnslowly; unhurriedly; little by little
延缓yánhuǎnto defer; to postpone; to put off; to retard; to slow something down
刻不容缓kè bùróng huǎnto brook no delay; to demand immediate action
减缓jiǎnhuǎnto slow down; to retard
低缓dīhuǎnlow and unhurried (voice etc); low and gently sloping (terrain)
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