Meaning of 狡

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Pinyin: jiǎo
English Definition: crafty; cunning; sly
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (dog) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ quǎn ] dog
    • [ jiāo ] to connect; to deliver, to exchange; to intersect; to mix
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Example Words
狡猾 jiǎo huá crafty; cunning; sly
狡黠 jiǎo xiá crafty; astute
狡诈 jiǎo zhà craft; cunning; deceitful
狡辩 jiǎo biàn to quibble
狡赖 jiǎo lài to deny (through sophism)
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Example Sentences
A crafty knave needs no broker.