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Meaning of 吆

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Pinyin: yāo
English Definition: to shout; to bawl; to yell (to urge on an animal); to hawk (one's wares)
Chinese Definition:
①(吆喝)(大声)喊叫。多用于大声叫卖东西和大声驱赶牲畜,如大声喊号子等。亦单用,义同,如“老姜头站在那里纹丝不动,吆着号子。”
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ yāo ] one; tiny, small
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Example Words
吆喝 yāo he to shout; to bawl; to yell (to urge on an animal); to hawk (one's wares); to denounce loudly; to shout slogans
吆五喝六 yāo liù lit. to shout out hoping for fives and sixes when gambling with dice; a hubbub of gambling
吆呼 yāo to shout (orders)
吆喊 yāo hǎn to shout; to yell
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