Chinese Word Entry

查水表
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄔㄚˊ ㄕㄨㄟˇ ㄅㄧㄠˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): chá shuǐ biǎo
Cantonese (Jyutping): caa4 seoi2 biu1
Definitions:
  1. (Internet slang) (of the police) to ask to be let in on the pretext of checking the water meter

  2. to barge into people's home on false pretences


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Chinese characters used in this word

investigate, examine, seek into
Readings
Mandarin: ㄔㄚˊ (chá), ㄓㄚ (zhā), ㄔㄞˊ (chái)
Cantonese: caa4, zaa1
Japanese: サ (sa) / しらべる (shiraberu)
Vietnamese: tra
Variants
Semantic variant forms:

water, liquid, lotion, juice
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄨㄟˇ (shuǐ)
Cantonese: seoi2
Japanese: スイ (sui) / みず (mizu)、 みず- (mizu-)
Korean: 수 (su)
Vietnamese: thủy, héo, thuỷ
Variants
Semantic variant form:

surface, table, chart, diagram, show, express, manifest, display
Readings
Mandarin: ㄅㄧㄠˇ (biǎo)
Cantonese: biu2
Japanese: ヒョウ (hyou) / おもて (omote)、 -おもて (-omote)、 あらわ.す (arawasu)、 あらわ.れる (arawareru)、 うわぎ (uwagi)
Korean: 표 (pyo)
Vietnamese: biểu