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English Definitionindirect
Simplified Script间接
Traditional Script間接
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄢˋ ㄐㄧㄝ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gaan3zip3
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
jiàngap; to separate; to thin out (seedlings); to sow discontent
jiēto receive; to answer (the phone); to meet or welcome somebody; to connect; to catch; to join; to extend; to take one's turn on duty; to take over for somebody

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
间隔jiàngécompartment; gap; interval; to divide
间壁jiànbìnext door; partition wall
间或jiànhuòoccasionally; now and then
Words With Same Tail Word    
直接zhíjiēdirect; opposite: indirect 间接; immediate; directly; straightforward
迎接yíngjiēto meet; to welcome; to greet
连接liánjiēto link; to join; to attach; connection; a link (on web page)
衔接xiánjiēto join together; to combine
紧接jǐnjiēimmediately adjacent; immediately following; to follow closely on
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