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English Definitionobedient; to comply; to submit; to defer
Simplified Script顺从
Traditional Script順從
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄣˋ ㄘㄨㄥˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seon6cung4
Word Decomposition
shùnto obey; to follow; to arrange; to make reasonable; along; favorable
cóngfrom; since; via; passing through; through (a gap); past; ever (followed by negative, meaning never); (formerly pr. [zong4] and related to ) to follow; to comply with; to obey; to join; to engage in; adopting some mode of action or attitude; follower; retainer; accessory; accomplice; related by common paternal grandfather or earlier ancestor; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
顺利shùnlìsmoothly; without a hitch
顺便shùnbiànconveniently; in passing; without much extra effort
顺手shùnshǒueasily; without trouble; while one is at it; in passing; handy
顺序shùnxùsequence; order
顺应shùnyìngto comply; to conform to; in tune with; adapting to; to adjust to
Words With Same Tail Word    
服从fúcóngto obey (an order); to comply; to defer
自从zìcóngsince (a time); ever since
盲从mángcóngto follow blindly; to conform slavishly; unthinking obedience
无从wúcóngnot to have access; beyond one's authority or capability; something one has no way of doing
主从zhǔcóngmaster-slave (computing); client-server (computing); primary and secondary
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