Meaning of 窍

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(Trad.: 竅)
Pinyin: qiào
English Definition: hole; opening; orifice (of the human body); (fig.) key (to the solution of a problem)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hole) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
诀窍 jué qiào secret; trick; knack; key
窍门 qiào mén a trick; an ingenious method; know-how; the knack (of doing sth)
开窍 kāi qiào to get it straight; to start to understand things properly; enlightenment dawns
一窍不通 qiào tōng lit. doesn't (even) enter a single aperture (of one's head); I don't understand a word (idiom); it's all Greek to me
心窍 xīn qiào the mind; capacity for clear thinking
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Example Sentences
I know nothing about swordsmanship.
Yes, he was really fuming.