Meaning of 峡

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(Trad.: 峽)
Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: gorge
Chinese Definition:
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
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Example Words
海峡 hǎi xiá channel; strait
峡谷 xiá canyon; gill; ravine
海峡交流基金会 hǎi xiá jiāo liú jīn huì Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF); abbr. to 海基会
山峡 shān xiá gorge; canyon; mountain valley
海峡两岸关系协会 hǎi xiá liǎng àn guān xi xié huì PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
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Example Sentences
That includes, for example, the Strait of Malacca.
They crossed the strait by ferry.