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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)
Chinese Definition:
①借助绳索、钩子、钉子等使物体附着于高处或连到另一物体上:悬挂。挂图。挂牌。挂锄。挂镰。挂帅(掌帅印,喻居于领导、统帅地位)。披红挂绿。挂一漏万。
②牵记,牵连,牵累:牵挂。记挂。挂念。挂连。挂累(连累)。
③登记:挂号。挂失。
④打电话,或放回耳机中止通话,亦指交换机接通电话:给小张挂个电话。
⑤钩住:衣服被钉子挂住了。
⑥物体表面蒙上或糊着:脸上像挂了一层霜。
⑦量词,多用于成套或成串的东西:一挂珠子。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
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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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