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Meaning of 哨

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Pinyin: shào
English Definition: a whistle; sentry
Chinese Definition:
①巡逻,警戒防守的岗位:哨兵。哨卡。哨所。岗哨。放哨。
②古代军队的编制单位,历代标准不一。
③一种小笛:哨子。
④用口吹出的高尖音:口哨儿。
⑤鸟叫。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ xiào ] to resemble, to look like; to be like
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Example Words
哨兵 shào bīng sentinel
哨所 shào suǒ watchhouse; sentry post
哨卡 shào qiǎ border sentry post
前哨 qián shào outpost; (fig.) front line
放哨 fàng shào to keep watch; to do sentry duty; to be on patrol
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