Meaning of 咽

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(Trad.: 嚥)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ yīn ] cause, reason; by; because
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Example Sentences
Suitable for people who suffer from coughing sour throat.
He opened his mouth and let out a sorrowful cry.
The food at this restaurant is really hard to swallow, it's making me want to puke.