Meaning of 效

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Pinyin: xiào
English Definition: effect; efficacy; to imitate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strike) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jiāo ] to connect; to deliver, to exchange; to intersect; to mix
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
效果 xiào guǒ result; effect; efficacy; (theater) sound or visual effects
有效 yǒu xiào effective; in effect; valid
效益 xiào benefit; effectiveness; efficiency
成效 chéng xiào effect; result
高效 gāo xiào efficient; highly effective
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Example Sentences
Vocational experiences: What jobs have you been most effective in and enjoyed most?
Now, a solution to this "sound effect" may be in sight.
The results may also explain why therapy seems to be the least effective for couples with the most severe problems.
If you find any of the above particularly effective - or not - in your life, or if you have other ideas for reclaiming time, I' d really appreciate it if you would comment and share with other readers.
Ever find yourself bored with nothing to do, or even if you have something to do. These ideas work best when you can't make up your mind on what you should do.