Meaning of 喝

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] what, why, where, which, how
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to drink; variant of
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    吃喝 chī to eat and drink; food and drink
    大吃大喝 chī to eat and drink as much as one likes; to make a pig of oneself
    喝醉 zuì to get drunk
    喝西北风 běi fēng lit. drink the northwest wind (idiom); cold and hungry
    胡吃海喝 chī hǎi to eat and drink gluttonously; to pig out
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to shout
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    喝彩 cǎi to acclaim; to cheer
    喝令 lìng to shout an order or command
    棒喝 bàng practice in which a novice monk is shouted at or hit with a stick with the purpose of bringing about instant awakening (Buddhism); to rebuke sternly
    吆五喝六 yāo liù lit. to shout out hoping for fives and sixes when gambling with dice; a hubbub of gambling
    喝倒彩 dào cǎi to boo or jeer (as a sign of displeasure at an actor)
    More: 喝* | *喝 | *喝*
Example Sentences
I want to drink water.
I like to drink tea.
I like to drink water.
He often drinks water.
I often drink water.