Meaning of 叫

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Pinyin: jiào
English Definition: to shout; to call; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ jiū ] to connect, to join; vine
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Example Words
叫做 jiào zuò to be called; to be known as
喊叫 hǎn jiào to cry out; to shout
叫喊 jiào hǎn exclamation; outcry; shout; yell
叫好 jiào hǎo to applaud; to cheer
惊叫 jīng jiào to cry out in fear
More: 叫* | *叫 | *叫*
Example Sentences
What's his name?
I called after you, but you did not hear.
His wife called after him, but he didn't hear.
They bade him enter.
I called after him three or four times.