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微笑
wēi xiào



微笑
smile


Definitions

Chinese > English
微笑微xiào
     1. v. to smile
           保持 微笑 - to keep smiling
     2. n. smile
English > Chinese
smile
     1. 名词. 微笑。
     2. 动词. 微笑。
Components
     1. tiny; small; trifling
     2. to decline; to deteriorate
     3. humble; low-ranking
     4. slight; gentle
     5. slightly; gently
     6. micro- (SI unit prefix)
     7. (Chinese linguistics) the Middle Chinese initial of 微
     8. (telegraphy) the fifth day of a month
     9. (mouth, eyes, etc.) to close slightly
     10. a little
xiào
     1. (intransitive) to laugh; to smile
           笑容 - smile
           唔識 笑 - never smiles
     2. to laugh at; to ridicule
           點解 你哋 成seng4日 笑 我 㗎? - Why do you guys always laugh at me?
     3. (ditransitive) to laugh at; to ridicule
           笑 佢 唔識 講 廣東話waa6-2 - to make fun of them for not knowing how to speak Cantonese
     4. (literary, or in compounds) funny; amusing
           笑話 - joke, lit=funny words
     5. (obsolete, figurative) to blossom; to bloom
     6. (rare)
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