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English Definitioncommunications; news story; dispatch
Simplified Script通讯
Traditional Script通訊
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄊㄨㄥ ㄒㄩㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)tung1seon3
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
tōngto go through; to know well; (suffix) expert; to connect; to communicate; open; to clear; measure word for letters, telegrams, phone calls, etc.
xùnto question; to ask; to interrogate; rapid; speedy; fast; news; information

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
通过tōngguòby means of; through; via; to pass through; to get through; to adopt; to pass (a bill or inspection etc); to switch over
通知tōngzhīto notify; to inform; notice; notification
通信tōngxìnto correspond (by letter etc); to communicate; communication
通常tōngchángregular; usual; normal; usually; normally
通报tōngbàoto inform; to notify; to announce; circular; bulletin; (scientific) journal
Words With Same Tail Word    
审讯shěnxùninquest; trial; interrogation; to try; to interrogate
喜讯xǐxùngood news; glad tidings
电讯diànxùntelecommunications; telecom
闻讯wénxùnto receive news (of)
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