Chinese Word Entry


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
  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
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
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
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
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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