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Meaning of 峡

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(Trad.: 峽)
Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: gorge
Chinese Definition:
①两山夹着的水道:三门峡(中国黄河中游峡谷之一)。三峡(中国长江流经四川到湖北的交界一带所经过的三个峡谷,其中有“瞿塘峡”、“巫峡”、“西陵峡”)。海峡(两旁有陆地夹着的形状狭长的海,如“台湾峡峡”)。
②指两山之间:峡谷(狭而深的谷地)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: The space between two mountains ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • [ jiā ] to support; to be wedged between
Example Words:
峡谷 [ xiá ]: canyon; gill; ravine
巽他海峡 [ xùn hǎi xiá ]: Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java
海峡 [ hǎi xiá ]: channel; strait
三峡 [ sān xiá ]: Three Gorges on the Chang Jiang or Yangtze, namely: Qutang Gorge 瞿塘峡 , Wuxia Gorge 巫峡 and Xiling Gorge 西陵峡 ; Sanxia or Sanhsia town in New Taipei City 新北市 , Taiwan
三峡大坝 [ sān xiá ]: Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River
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