Meaning of 呛

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(Trad.: 嗆)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ cāng ] granary, barn; cabin, berth
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  • Pinyin: qiāng
    English Definition: to choke (because of swallowing the wrong way)
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    呛到 qiāng dào to choke on (food etc); to swallow the wrong way
    呛咕 qiāng gu to discuss (dialect)
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  • Pinyin: qiàng
    English Definition: to irritate the nose; to choke (of smoke, smell etc); pungent; (coll.) (Tw) to shout at sb; to scold; to speak out against sb
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    够呛 gòu qiàng unbearable; terrible; enough; unlikely
    咳呛 qiàng (dialect) to cough
    More: 呛* | *呛 | *呛*
Example Sentences
The smoke almost choked me.
He took a big gulp and almost choked.
He choked on a mouthful of water while swimming.
The smell of red pepper being fried irritates the nose.
A grain of rice got stuck in his windpipe.