Meaning of 教

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    • [ xiào ] filial piety, obedience; mourning
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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  • Pinyin: jiāo

    English Definition: to teach
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    教会 [ jiāo huì ]: to show; to teach
    教书 [ jiāo shū ]: to teach (in a school)
    教坏 [ jiāo huài ]: to misguide; to corrupt (sb)
    教书匠 [ jiāo shū jiàng ]: hack teacher; pedagogue
    教课 [ jiāo ]: to teach class; to lecture
    More: 教* | *教 | *教*
  • Pinyin: jiào

    English Definition: religion; teaching; to make; to cause; to tell
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    教室 [ jiào shì ]: classroom; Classifiers:
    教育 [ jiào ]: to educate; to teach; education
    教授 [ jiào shòu ]: professor; to instruct; to lecture on; Classifiers:
    教材 [ jiào cái ]: teaching material; Classifiers:
    教训 [ jiào xun ]: lesson; moral; to chide sb; to lecture sb
    More: 教* | *教 | *教*
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