Meaning of 嚼

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Pinyin: jiáo
English Definition: to chew; also pr. [jue2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 21; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ jué ] noble; a feudal rank or title
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Example Words
咬文嚼字 yǎo wén jiáo to bite words and chew characters (idiom); punctilious about minutiae of wording
味同嚼蜡 wèi tóng jiáo tastes as if one is chewing wax (idiom); tasteless; insipid
嚼舌 jiáo shé to gossip; to argue unnecessarily
嚼子 jiáo zi bit; mouthpiece
咬嚼 yǎo jiáo to chew; to masticate; to ruminate; to mull over
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Example Sentences
They crack loud jokes, they crack their knuckles, they crackle their chewing gum, they clank spoons in coffee cups like they're calling the cows to come in from the fields.
But just as chewing on a coca leaf is not "taking cocaine, " neither is drinking a Coke.
You' re chewing your drink?
But when she found herself wondering what it would be like to kiss a guy who chewed tobacco she began to think she was fooling herself.
If you chew your food properly it is easier to digest.