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Meaning of 巧

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Pinyin: qiǎo
English Definition: opportunely; coincidentally; as it happens; skillful; timely
Chinese Definition:
①技能好,灵敏:巧妙。巧思。巧劲。巧干(gàn)。精巧。轻巧。乖巧。心灵手巧。巧发奇中。
②美好:巧笑(指美好的笑貌)。
③虚伪(特指语言):巧言。巧诈。巧辩。巧言令色。
④恰好:巧合。巧遇。恰巧。
⑤拙笨。
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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (work) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ gōng ] labor, work; laborer, worker
    • [ kǎo ] obstruction of breath (qi); variant of 考
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Example Words
技巧 qiǎo skill; technique
巧妙 qiǎo miào ingenious; clever; ingenuity; artifice
凑巧 còu qiǎo fortuitously; luckily; as chance has it
恰巧 qià qiǎo fortunately; unexpectedly; by coincidence
精巧 jīng qiǎo elaborate
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Example Sentences
1
It is coincidence that you also know the man.
2
But unfortunately, I have to come back on Monday.
3
西
I like making things by hand because my mother is very skillful, and I liked staying with her when I was young.
4
What a coincidence! we are the same train.
5
It was most opportune that a taxi arrived just as I was leaving the house.