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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:
    ①用手的虎口紧紧按住:卡脖子。
    ②把人阻挡住:卡住敌人的退路。
    ③机械工程的专用工具:卡钳。卡尺。卡规。

    Example Words:
    信用卡 [ xìn yòng ]: credit card
    卡车 [ chē ]: truck; Classifiers:
    卡通 [ tōng ]: cartoon (loanword)
    卡座 [ zuò ]: booth (in restaurants etc) (loanword from "car seat")
    卡珊德拉 [ shān ]: Cassandra (given name); Cassandra (character in Greek mythology)
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  • 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:
    ①在交通要道设置的检查或收税的地方:关卡。卡子。
    ②夹东西的器具:发卡。领带卡。
    ③夹在中间,堵塞:卡壳。鱼刺卡在嗓子里。

    Example Words:
    卡子 [ qiǎ zi ]: clip; hair fastener; checkpoint
    卡盘 [ qiǎ pán ]: chuck (for a drill etc)
    卡脖子 [ qiǎ zi ]: to squeeze the throat; (fig.) to have in a stranglehold; critical
    哨卡 [ shào qiǎ ]: border sentry post
    边卡 [ biān qiǎ ]: border checkpoint
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