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Meaning of 嚼

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Pinyin: jiáo
English Definition: to chew; also pr. [jue2]
Chinese Definition:
①用牙齿咬碎:细嚼慢咽。味同嚼蜡。
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
More: 嚼* | *嚼 | *嚼*
Example Sentences
1
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.
2
But just as chewing on a coca leaf is not "taking cocaine, " neither is drinking a Coke.
3
You' re chewing your drink?
4
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.
5
西
If you chew your food properly it is easier to digest.