Meaning of 降

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hill) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ jiàng ] to descend, to fall; to drop, to lower
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  • Pinyin: jiàng

    English Definition: to drop; to fall; to come down; to descend
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    降低 [ jiàng ]: to reduce; to lower; to bring down
    降落 [ jiàng luò ]: to descend; to land
    降临 [ jiàng lín ]: to descend; to arrive; to come
    下降 [ xià jiàng ]: to decline; to drop; to fall; to go down; to decrease
    降水 [ jiàng shuǐ ]: rain and snow; precipitation (meteorology)
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  • Pinyin: xiáng

    English Definition: to surrender; to capitulate; to subdue; to tame
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    投降 [ tóu xiáng ]: to surrender; surrender
    一物降一物 [ xiáng ]: lit. one object bests another object; every item has a weakness (idiom); there is a rock to every scissor, a scissor to every paper, and a paper to every rock
    受降 [ shòu xiáng ]: to accept surrender
    受降仪式 [ shòu xiáng shì ]: a surrender ceremony
    招降纳叛 [ zhāo xiáng pàn ]: to recruit surrendered enemy and deserters (idiom); to gather together a gang of villains
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