Chinese Word Entry

互通有無

Simplified Chinese form: 互通有无

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄏㄨˋ ㄊㄨㄥ ㄧㄡˇ ㄨˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): hù tōng yǒu wú
Cantonese (Jyutping): wu6 tung1 jau5 mou4
Definitions:
  1. mutual exchange of assistance (idiom)

  2. to benefit from each other's strengths and make up each other's shortfalls

  3. to reciprocate with material assistance

  4. scratch each other's back


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Chinese characters used in this word

mutually, reciprocally, together
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨˋ (hù)
Cantonese: wu6
Japanese: ゴ (go)、 コ (ko) / たが.い (tagai)、 かたみ.に (katamini)
Korean: 호 (ho)
Vietnamese: hỗ

traffic, pass through, avenue, commute, counter for letters, notes, documents, etc., common, communicate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄊㄨㄥ (tōng), ㄊㄨㄥˋ (tòng)
Cantonese: tung1
Japanese: ツウ (tsuu)、 ツ (tsu)、 トウ (tou) / とお.る (tooru)、 とお.り (toori)、 -とお.り (-toori)、 -どお.り (-doori)、 とお.す (toosu)、 とお.し (tooshi)、 -どお.し (-dooshi)、 かよ.う (kayou)
Korean: 통 (tong)
Vietnamese: thông

possess, have, exist, happen, occur, approx, own
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄡˇ (yǒu), ㄧㄡˋ (yòu), ㄨㄟˇ (wěi)
Cantonese: jau5, jau6
Japanese: ユウ (yuu)、 ウ (u) / あ.る (aru)、 もつ (motsu)、 たもつ (tamotsu)
Korean: 유 (yu)
Vietnamese: hữu, dựu

nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not, negative, no, lack, have no
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨˊ (wú), ㄇㄛˊ (mó)
Cantonese: mou4
Japanese: ム (mu)、 ブ (bu) / な.い (nai)、 なかれ (nakare)
Korean: 무 (mu)
Vietnamese: vô, mô
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