Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄗㄚ ㄇㄛ˙
Mandarin (Pinyin): zā mo
Cantonese (Jyutping): zaap3 mo2
  1. (dialect) to savor

  2. to test the taste of

  3. (fig) to ponder upon

  4. to mull over

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Chinese characters used in this word

to suck, to smack the lips, (Cantonese) to cheat
Mandarin: ㄗㄚ (zā)
Cantonese: zaap3
Japanese: ソウ (sou) / すう (suu)
Vietnamese: táp

search, imitate, copy, gently touch with hand, caress
Mandarin: ㄇㄛ (mō), ㄇㄛˊ (mó)
Cantonese: mo2
Japanese: モ (mo)、 モウ (mou)、 バク (baku)、 ボ (bo)、 マク (maku) / さぐる (saguru)、 とる (toru)、 うつす (utsusu)
Korean: 모 (mo), 막 (mag)
Vietnamese: mạc, mô, mó, mò, mọ, mua, mò
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