Meaning of 跷

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(Trad.: 蹺, 蹻)
Pinyin: qiāo
English Definition: variant of ; to raise one's foot; stilts; to raise one's foot; to stand on tiptoe; stilts
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ yáo ] a legendary ancient emperor-sage
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Example Words
蹊跷 qiāo odd; queer; strange; fishy; Taiwan pr. [xi1 qiao1]
高跷 gāo qiāo stilts; walking on stilts as component of folk dance
踩高跷 cǎi gāo qiāo to walk on stilts
跷跷板 qiāo qiāo bǎn see-saw
蹊跷古怪 qiāo guài very extraordinary; odd; strange (idiom)
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Example Sentences
After my first year, we were forbidden to play marbles because it was a form of gambling and was played by nasty little boys, and a few months later told not to cross our legs in class.
Princesses never cross their legs in public.
She tiptoed to the bedside of the child.
In parts of Asia you must not sit with your feet pointing at another person.
In parts of Asia you must not sit with your feet pointing at the other person.