Meaning of 挂

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(Trad.: 掛)
Pinyin: guà
English Definition: to hang or suspend (from a hook etc); to hang up (the phone); (of a line) to be dead; to be worried or concerned; to make a phone call (dialect); to register or record; classifier for sets or clusters of objects; (slang) to kill; to die; to be finished; to fail (an exam)
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
挂牌 guà pái lit. to hang up a plate; to open up for business; listed (on stock market)
悬挂 xuán guà to suspend; to hang; (vehicle) suspension
挂钩 guà gōu hook (on which to hang sth); to couple; to link together; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
牵挂 qiān guà to worry about; to be concerned about
挂职 guà zhí temporary assignment to a Chinese government or CCP post
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