• shǒu

    ㄕㄡˇ

    guard

    to defend, to keep watch

    • cùn

      ㄘㄨㄣˋ

      inch

      a unit of length, thumb

    • mián

      ㄇㄧㄢˊ

      roof

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The archer guarded every inch of the roof.

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shoǔ

ㄕㄡˇ ㄏㄨˋ

guard + protect

to guard, to protect

shoǔ hoù

ㄕㄡˇ ㄏㄡˋ

guard + after

to wait for, to expect, to keep watch, to watch over, to nurse

jiān shoǔ

ㄐㄧㄢ ㄕㄡˇ

firm + guard

to hold fast to, to stick to