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Meaning of 敲

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Pinyin: qiāo
English Definition: to hit; to strike; to tap; to rap; to knock; to rip sb off; to overcharge
Chinese Definition:
①打,击:敲打。敲击。敲诈。敲边鼓(喻从旁帮人说话)。敲门砖。敲骨吸髓。旁敲侧击。
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strike) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ gāo ] tall, lofty; high, elevated
    • [ ] to rap, to tap
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 敲
Example Words:
敲门 [ qiāo mén ]: to knock on a door
推敲 [ tuī qiāo ]: to think over
不做亏心事,不怕鬼敲门 [ zuò kuī xīn shì , guǐ qiāo mén ]: He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night.; Rest with a clear conscience.
平生不做亏心事,半夜敲门心不惊 [ píng shēng zuò kuī xīn shì , bàn qiāo mén xīn jīng ]: He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night.; Rest with a clear conscience.
敲中背 [ qiāo zhōng bèi ]: to receive oral sex from a prostitute
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