Meaning of 驾

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(Trad.: 駕)
Pinyin: jià
English Definition: to harness; to draw (a cart etc); to drive; to pilot; to sail; to ride; your good self; prefixed word denoting respect (polite 敬辞 )
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (horse) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jiā ] to add to, to increase, to augment
    • [ ] horse; surname
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Example Words
驾驶 jià shǐ to pilot (ship, airplane etc); to drive
驾驭 jià to urge on (of horse); to drive; to steer; to handle; to manage; to master; to dominate
驾驶员 jià shǐ yuán pilot; driver
驾车 jià chē to drive a vehicle
保驾 bǎo jià (in former times) to escort the emperor (or other important personage); (nowadays) to escort sb (usually jocular)
More: 驾* | *驾 | *驾*
Example Sentences
Mrs. John Dashwood wished it likewise; but in the mean while, till one of these superior blessings could be attained, it would have quieted her ambition to see him driving a barouche .
Just then, along came three giants driving a wagon full of carpets bound for the city.
Major improvements are in line and ride.
There is a lot riding on the Fiesta, not just for Ford but for the whole industry.
In a parking lot, he met a man driving a red Ferrari.