Meaning of 喝

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

    English Definition: to drink; My goodness!
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    喝酒 [ jiǔ ]: to drink (alcohol)
    吃喝 [ chī ]: to eat and drink; food and drink
    喝茶 [ chá ]: to drink tea; (fig.) to have a meeting with state security agents (to be warned to behave "responsibly")
    吃喝嫖赌 [ chī piáo ]: to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling; to lead a life of dissipation
    吃喝拉撒睡 [ chī shuì ]: to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep; (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to shout loudly
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    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
    叱喝 [ chì ]: to shout at; to berate
    吆五喝六 [ yāo liù ]: lit. to shout out hoping for fives and sixes when gambling with dice; a hubbub of gambling
    呵喝 [ ]: to shout loudly; to bellow; to berate
    呼来喝去 [ lái ]: to call to come and shout to go (idiom); to yell orders; always bossing people around
    More: 喝* | *喝 | *喝*
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