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*
Example Sentences
What is the baseball cards example show?
The accountant checked this unnecessary spending in good time.
But none of this helps much when you're not in the center of town, which brings me back to the SIM cards on the bedspread.
You probably carry some kind of access card, electronic or otherwise, that allows you in and out of your place of work.
Some people never grow up but get stuck in one phase or another of human development.