Meaning of 峭

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Pinyin: qiào
English Definition: high and steep; precipitous; severe or stern
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mountain) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • [ xiào ] to resemble, to look like; to be like
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Example Words
陡峭 dǒu qiào precipitous
峭壁 qiào cliff; steep; precipice
料峭 liào qiào spring chill in the air; cold
峻峭 jùn qiào high and steep
悬崖峭壁 xuán qiào sheer cliffs and precipitous rock faces (idiom)
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Example Sentences
We climbed the steep slope of the hill.
The hill was too steep for me to climb.
The car struggled to make it up the steep slope.
This mountain road is very steep, it will be difficult for thin and weak people to climb up.
The city built a retaining wall to prevent landslides on the steep hill.