Meaning of 吵

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Pinyin: chǎo
English Definition: to quarrel; to make a noise; noisy; to disturb by making a noise
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ shǎo ] few, little; less; inadequate
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Example Words
争吵 zhēng chǎo to quarrel; dispute
吵架 chǎo jià to quarrel; to have a row; quarrel; Classifiers:
吵闹 chǎo nào noisy; raucous; to shout and scream
吵嘴 chǎo zuǐ to quarrel
吵嚷 chǎo rǎng to make a racket; clamour; uproar
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Example Sentences
It's too loud here, I can't hear anything, what?
Why could not he keep on quarrelling with you, as his father did before him?
' she whispered. ' People are trying to listen to the actors. You'll disturb them!
One time, however, we were near quarrelling.
It is noisy on the street, and I almost can' t hear what he is saying.