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English Definitionhead of a (government etc) department; section chief; section head; secretary; minister
Simplified Script部长
Traditional Script部長
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄅㄨˋ ㄓㄤˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bou6zoeng2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words, ,
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
ministry; department; section; part; division; troops; board; measure word for works of literature, films, machines, etc.
zhǎngchief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
部门bùméndepartment; branch; section; division
部队bùduìarmy; armed forces; troops; force; unit
部署bùshǔto dispose; to deploy; deployment
部分bùfenpart; share; section; piece
部件bùjiànpart; component
Words With Same Tail Word    
增长zēngzhǎngto grow; to increase
校长xiàozhǎng(college, university) president; headmaster
成长chéngzhǎngto mature; to grow; growth
班长bānzhǎngclass monitor; squad leader; team leader
生长shēngzhǎngto grow
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