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Pinyin: kǎo
English Definition: to check; to verify; to test; to examine; to take an exam; to take an entrance exam for; deceased father
Chinese Definition:
①试验,测验:考试。考查。
②检查,查核:考察。考勤。稽考。考核。
③推求,研究:考古。考据。考订。考证。
④老,年纪大:寿考。
⑤原指父亲,后多指已死的父亲:先考。如丧考妣。
⑥击,敲:“而陋者乃以斧斤考击而求之,自以为得其实”。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (old) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ lǎo ] old, aged; experienced
    • [ kǎo ] obstruction of breath (qi); variant of 考
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Example Words
考察 kǎo chá to inspect; to observe and study; on-the-spot investigation
思考 kǎo to reflect on; to ponder over
考试 kǎo shì to take an exam; exam; Classifiers:
考核 kǎo to examine; to check up on; to assess; to review; appraisal; review; evaluation
考核 kǎo to examine; to check up on; to assess; to review; appraisal; review; evaluation
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