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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:
    ①下落,落下:下降。降旨。降临。降旗。空降。
    ②减低,贬抑:降低。降价。降职。降解。降心相从(抵制自己心志以服从别人)。
    ③落升提。

    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:
    ①投降。[例]曷为不言降。——《公羊传》。注:“降者自优之文。”[例]每得降卒。——《资治通鉴·唐纪》。[例]琮已降。——《资治通鉴》。
    ②诈云欲降。
    ③指言盖降。[合]降附(投降归附);降骨(投降者的骨骸)。
    ④降服,使驯服。[例]六卿三族,降听政也。——《左传·哀公二十六年》。注:“和同也。”[例]其能降以相从也。——《左传·隐公十一年》。注:“降,降心也。”[例]降虏兼千帐,居人有万家。——唐·杜甫《秦州杂诗二十首》。[例](太公)又与了我五钱银子做盘缠,教我再去请好法师降他。——《西游记》。[合]降发(降伏;制伏);降视(降伏);降龙(以佛法降伏神龙)。

    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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