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Meaning of 挑

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  • Pinyin: tiāo

    English Definition: to carry on a shoulder pole; to choose; to pick; to nitpick
    Chinese Definition:
    ①扁担等两头挂着东西,用肩担着:挑土。挑夫(旧时以给人挑货物行李为业的人)。
    ②挑的东西:挑担。
    ③挖取:挑荠菜。
    ④量词,用于成挑儿的东西:一挑儿白菜。
    ⑤选,拣:挑选。挑拣。挑剔。挑肥拣瘦。
    ⑥古同“佻”,佻达。

    Example Words:
    挑剔 [ tiāo ti ]: picky; fussy
    柿子挑软的捏 [ shì zi tiāo ruǎn de niē ]: lit. it's the soft persimmons that people choose to squeeze (idiom); fig. it's the weak (i.e. 软柿子 ) who get picked on; bullies pick soft targets
    挑选 [ tiāo xuǎn ]: to choose; to select
    千挑万选 [ qiān tiāo wàn xuǎn ]: to select very carefully
    单挑 [ dān tiāo ]: to pick; to choose; to fight a duel
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  • Pinyin: tiǎo

    English Definition: to raise; to dig up; to poke; to prick; to incite; to stir up
    Chinese Definition:
    ①挑逗;诱惑:“楚人有两妻者,人誂其长者,长者詈之;誂其少者,少者许之。”
    ②戏弄。
    ③古同“佻”,轻佻。
    ④用竿子棍棒等的一头举起或支起:挑起帘子。
    ⑤用条状物或有尖的东西拨开或弄出来:挑打。
    ⑥拨弄,引动:挑拨。挑动。挑头。

    Example Words:
    挑战 [ tiǎo zhàn ]: to challenge; challenge
    挑拨 [ tiǎo ]: to incite disharmony; to instigate
    挑衅 [ tiǎo xìn ]: to provoke; provocation
    挑起 [ tiǎo ]: to provoke; to stir up; to incite
    挑三窝四 [ tiǎo sān ]: to sow discord everywhere
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