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  • shuǐ water
  • bāo wrap
  • year of the snake
Pinyin Yale Jyutping English Definition for Chinese Text
paau1, paau3, pou5 paau1, paau3, pou5 bubble / foam / blister (i.e. skin bubble) / to soak / to steep / to infuse / to dawdle / to shilly-shally / to hang about / to pick up (a girl) / to get off with (a sexual partner)

Common Chinese Words Using 泡

Simplified Chinese Pinyin Yale Jyutping English Definition for Chinese Text
 
paau1, paau3, pou5 mut3 paau1, paau3, pou5 mut3 foam / (soap) bubble / (economic) bubble
 
dang1 paau1, paau3, pou5 dang1 paau1, paau3, pou5 light bulb / see also 電燈泡|电灯泡[dian4 deng1 pao4] / third-wheel or unwanted third party spoiling a couple's date (slang)
 
jam3 paau1, paau3, pou5 zam3 paau1, paau3, pou5 to steep / to soak / to immerse
 
paau1, paau3, pou5 tong1 paau1, paau3, pou5 tong1 to dawdle / to go slow deliberately / to fizzle out / to have all one's hopes dashed
 
paau1, paau3, pou5 yeng2, ying2 paau1, paau3, pou5 jeng2, jing2 lit. soap bubble / pie in the sky / nothing
 
hei3 paau1, paau3, pou5 hei3 paau1, paau3, pou5 bubble / blister (in metal) / (of beverages) sparkling / carbonated
 
paau1, paau3, pou5 choi3 paau1, paau3, pou5 coi3 pickled cabbage

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