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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:
①脚向上抬:跷脚。跷腿。
②(跷蹊)奇怪,违反常理让人怀疑。亦称“蹊跷”。
③竖起大拇指:跷着大拇指。
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)
More: 跷* | *跷 | *跷*
Example Sentences
1
西
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.
2
Princesses never cross their legs in public.
3
She tiptoed to the bedside of the child.
4
In parts of Asia you must not sit with your feet pointing at another person.
5
In parts of Asia you must not sit with your feet pointing at the other person.