Chinese Word Entry

拉鋸戰

Simplified Chinese form: 拉锯战

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄌㄚ ㄐㄩˋ ㄓㄢˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): lā jù zhàn
Cantonese (Jyutping): laai1 geoi3 zin3
Definitions:
  1. to-and-fro tussle

  2. closely-fought contest


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Chinese characters used in this word

Latin, kidnap, crush, pull, drag, seize, hold, lengthen
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄚ (lā), ㄌㄚˊ (lá), ㄌㄚˇ (lǎ), ㄌㄚˋ (là), ㄌㄚ˙ (la)
Cantonese: laa1, laai1, laap6
Japanese: ラツ、 ラ、 ロウ / らっ.する、 ひし.ぐ、 くだ.く
Korean: 랍, 납
Vietnamese: lạp, lấp

saw (cuts wood), a saw, to saw, amputate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄩˋ (jù), ㄐㄩ (jū)
Cantonese: geoi3, goe3
Japanese: キョ、 コ / のこ、 のこぎり
Korean:
Vietnamese: cứ, cưa
Variants
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war, fighting, battle
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄢˋ (zhàn)
Cantonese: zin3
Japanese: セン / いくさ、 たたか.う、 おのの.く、 そよぐ
Korean:
Vietnamese: chiến
Variants
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