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Pinyin: gāo
English Definition: high; tall; above average; loud; your (honorific)
Chinese Definition:
①由下到上距离大的,与“低”相对:高峰。高空。高踞。高原。高耸。高山流水(喻知己、知音或乐曲高妙)。高屋建瓴(形容居高临下的形势)。高瞻远瞩。
②高度:他身高一米八。
③等级在上的:高级。高考。
④在一般标准或平均程度之上:高质量。高消费。高价。高档。高手。高能物理。
⑤声音响亮:引吭高歌。
⑥敬辞,称别人的事物:高见。高就。高论。高寿。高堂。高徒。
⑦热烈、盛大:高昂。兴高采烈。
⑧显贵,道德水平高:崇高。清高。高风亮节。高尚。高雅。高洁。
⑨宗族中最在上之称:高祖。
⑩酸根或化合物中比标准酸根多含一个氧原子的:高锰酸钾。
⑾姓氏。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictographic: A tall palace
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
    • lid, cover; head
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • desert; border
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Example Words:
高血压 [ gāo xuè ]: high blood pressure; hypertension
高耸 [ gāo sǒng ]: erect; towering; to stand tall
垫高 [ diàn gāo ]: a support; to raise; to bolster; to jack up
大红灯笼高高挂 [ hóng dēng lóng gāo gāo guà ]: Raise the Red Lantern (1991), movie by Zhang Yimou 张艺谋
扒高踩低 [ gāo cǎi ]: crawl high, step low (idiom); unprincipled crawling, flattering one's superiors and trampling on one's juniors; toadying and bullying
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