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English Definitionbetween-meal nibbles; snacks
Simplified Script零食
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄥˊ ㄕˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ling4sik6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5
Word Decomposition
língzero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division); extra; to wither and fall; to wither
shíto eat; food; animal feed; eclipse

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
零钱língqiánchange (of money); small change; pocket money
零件língjiànpart; component
零售língshòuto retail; to sell individually or in small quantities
零下língxiàbelow zero
零用钱língyòng qiánpocket money; allowance; spending money
Words With Same Tail Word    
伙食huǒshífood; meals
副食fùshínon-staple food
饮食yǐnshífood and drink; diet
偏食piānshípartial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy); having likes and dislikes; partial eclipse
吸食xīshíto suck; to take in
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