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握手 wòshǒu:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5 UNDER CONSTRUCTION

握手 (wòshǒu) English Meaning

  • to shake hands

Traditional Characters:  握手

握 forms words in:

手 forms words in:

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握 (wò): to hold; to grasp; to clench (one's fist); to master; classifier: a handful

  •  (shou): hand
  •  (wū): house; room; CL: 間|间(jiān), 個|个(gè)
hsk 2 shou

手 (shǒu): hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL: 雙|双(shuāng), 隻|只(zhī)

  •  (shǒu): hand

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HSK 5 Word List

  • 把握 (bǎ wò): to grasp (also fig.); to seize; to hold; assurance; certainty; sure (of the outcome)
  • 握手 (wò shǒu): to shake hands
  • 掌握 (zhǎng wò): to grasp (often fig.); to control; to master; to know well; to understand something well and know how to use it; fluency; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 手

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*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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