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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Stroke order image for Chinese character 叫
Example Words:
吼叫 [ hǒu jiào ]: to howl
叫嚷 [ jiào rǎng ]: to shout; to bellow one's grievances
高叫冤枉 [ gāo jiào yuān wang ]: to loudly complain of being wronged (idiom)
叫喊 [ jiào hǎn ]: exclamation; outcry; shout; yell
喊叫 [ hǎn jiào ]: to cry out; to shout
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