Meaning of 靠

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Pinyin: kào
English Definition: to lean against or on; to stand by the side of; to come near to; to depend on; to trust; to fuck (vulgar); traditional military costume drama where the performers wear armor (old)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (people back-to-back) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ gào ] to tell, to inform, to announce; to accuse
    • [ fēi ] not, negative, non-; to oppose
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Example Words
依靠 kào to rely on sth (for support etc); to depend on
可靠 kào reliable
靠近 kào jìn near; to approach
靠拢 kào lǒng to draw close to
靠山 kào shān patron; supporter; close to a mountain
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