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Meaning of 礁

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Pinyin: jiāo
English Definition: reef; shoal rock
Chinese Definition:
①在海里或江里的岩石或珊瑚虫遗骸堆积成的岩状物:礁石。暗礁。珊瑚礁。触礁。[合]礁滩(海中岩石边缘地带。借指人生险途);暗礁。)
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rock) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ jiāo ] burned, scorched; anxious, vexed
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Example Words
礁石 jiāo shí reef
珊瑚礁 shān jiāo coral reef
暗礁 àn jiāo submerged reef (rock)
触礁 chù jiāo (of a ship) to strike a reef; (fig.) to hit a snag
礁溪 jiāo Jiaoxi or Chiaohsi township in Yilan county 宜兰县 , Taiwan
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