Meaning of 卡

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A card squeezed between and
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shàng ] above, on top, superior; to go up; to attend; previous
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to stop; to block; (computing) (coll.) slow; (loanword) card; Classifiers: , ; truck (from "car"); calorie (abbr. for 卡路里 ); cassette
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    卡车 chē truck; Classifiers:
    信用卡 xìn yòng credit card
    卡通 tōng cartoon (loanword)
    卡片 piàn card
    刷卡 shuā to use a credit card (or swipe card, smart card etc)
    More: 卡* | *卡 | *卡*
  • Pinyin: qiǎ

    English Definition: to block; to be stuck; to be wedged; customs station; a clip; a fastener; a checkpost; Taiwan pr. [ka3]
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    发卡 qiǎ hair grip; hair clip
    关卡 guān qiǎ checkpoint (for taxation, security etc); barrier; hurdle; red tape; Classifiers:
    哨卡 shào qiǎ border sentry post
    卡子 qiǎ zi clip; hair fastener; checkpoint
    卡脖子 qiǎ zi to squeeze the throat; (fig.) to have in a stranglehold; critical
    More: 卡* | *卡 | *卡*
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