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Meaning of 峽

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(Simplified: 峡)
Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: gorge
Chinese Definition:
①兩山夾着的水道:三門峽(中國黃河中游峽谷之一)。三峽(中國長江流經四川到湖北的交界一帶所經過的三個峽谷,其中有“瞿塘峽”、“巫峽”、“西陵峽”)。海峽(兩旁有陸地夾着的形狀狹長的海,如“臺灣峽峽”)。
②指兩山之間:峽谷(狹而深的谷地)。
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
峽谷 xiá canyon; gill; ravine
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Example Sentences
1
That includes, for example, the Strait of Malacca.
2
穿
They crossed the strait by ferry.