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English Definitionto prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
Simplified Script防止
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄈㄤˊ ㄓˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)fong4zi2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
fángto protect; to defend; to guard against; to prevent
zhǐto stop; to prohibit; until; only

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
防御fángyùdefense; to defend
防治fángzhìprevention and cure
防守fángshǒuto defend; to protect (against)
防卫fángwèito defend; defensive; defense
防范fángfànto be on guard; wariness; to guard against; preventive
Words With Same Tail Word    
禁止jìnzhǐto prohibit; to forbid; to ban
停止tíngzhǐto stop; to halt; to cease
为止wéizhǐuntil; (used in combination with words like or in constructs of the form 到...为止...为止)
阻止zǔzhǐto prevent; to block
制止zhìzhǐto curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
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