Meaning of 钩

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(Trad.: 鉤)
Pinyin: gōu
English Definition: to hook; to sew; to crochet; hook; check mark or tick; window catch
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A metal hook ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ gōu ] to hook, to join, to connect; to entice
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Example Words:
钩子 [ gōu zi ]: hook
挂钩 [ guà gōu ]: hook (on which to hang sth); to couple; to link together; to establish contact with; hook; coupling links (e.g. between two railway coaches)
上钩 [ shàng gōu ]: to take the bait
上钩儿 [ shàng gōu r ]: erhua variant of 上钩
倒钩 [ dào gōu ]: barb; bicycle kick, or overhead kick (football)
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