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
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Example Sentences
The doctor told me to take medicine.
Mother asked me to go shopping.
Her name is Zhang Yan.
My name is Zhang Wei.
The dog was barking loudly outside.