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English Definitionto meet with; to encounter; (bitter) experience
Simplified Script遭遇
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄗㄠ ㄩˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zou1jyu6
Part of Speech(名) noun, (形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate,Advanced
Word Decomposition
zāoto meet by chance (usually with misfortune); measure word for events: time, turn, incident
to meet; to encounter; to treat; to receive; opportunity; chance; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
遭到zāodàoto suffer; to meet with (something unfortunate)
遭受zāoshòuto suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)
遭殃zāoyāngto suffer a calamity
遭拒zāojùto meet with a refusal (e.g. visa); to have an application rejected
遭瘟zāowēnto suffer from a plague; to endure a misfortune; a plague on him!
Words With Same Tail Word    
待遇dàiyùtreatment; pay; salary; status; rank
机遇jīyùopportunity; favorable circumstance; stroke of luck
外遇wàiyùextramarital affair
礼遇lǐyùcourtesy; deferential treatment; polite reception
值遇zhíyùto meet with; to bump into
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