Meaning of 觉

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(Trad.: 覺)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (see) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: jiào
    English Definition: a nap; a sleep; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    睡觉 shuì jiào to go to bed; to sleep
    午觉 jiào siesta; afternoon nap
    睡懒觉 shuì lǎn jiào to sleep in
    困觉 kùn jiào (dialect) to sleep
    瞓觉 fèn jiào to sleep (Cantonese); Mandarin equivalent: 睡觉
    More: 觉* | *觉 | *觉*
  • Pinyin: jué
    English Definition: to feel; to find that; thinking; awake; aware
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    觉得 jué de to think; to feel
    感觉 gǎn jué to feel; to become aware of; feeling; sense; perception; Classifiers:
    自觉 jué conscious; aware; on one's own initiative; conscientious
    觉悟 jué to come to understand; to realize; consciousness; awareness; Buddhist enlightenment (Sanskrit: cittotpāda)
    不知不觉 zhī jué unconsciously; unwittingly
    More: 觉* | *觉 | *觉*
Example Sentences
I want to sleep.
I feel very cold.
Mom, I want to go to sleep.
The cat is sleeping on the bed.
The child needs to go to bed early.