Meaning of 峡

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(Trad.: 峽)
Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: gorge
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: The space between two mountains ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • [ jiā ] to support; to be wedged between
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Example Words
海峡 hǎi xiá channel; strait
峡谷 xiá canyon; gill; ravine
海峡交流基金会 hǎi xiá jiāo liú jīn huì Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF); abbr. to 海基会
山峡 shān xiá gorge; canyon; mountain valley
海峡两岸关系协会 hǎi xiá liǎng àn guān xi xié huì PRC Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS)
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Example Sentences
The combination is unique, though because the consequences are very high for a Conyoneer.
This gorge begins at the Daning River in Sichuan Province and runs 44 km.
Randy Fisher, Park Ranger, (Law Enforcement), New River Gorge National River
The strait's status in turn affected ocean currents, which affected the rate of ice sheet melting during the last glacial period.
I first came to North American in prehistoric times when I crossed the Bering Strait land bridge from Eurasia.