Meaning of 郊

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Pinyin: jiāo
English Definition: suburbs; outskirts; surname Jiao
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (place) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jiāo ] to connect; to deliver, to exchange; to intersect; to mix
    • [ ] place, town, city
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Example Words
郊区 jiāo suburban district; outskirts; suburbs; Classifiers:
郊外 jiāo wài outskirts
城郊 chéng jiāo suburbs; outskirts of a city
市郊 shì jiāo outer city; suburb
京郊 jīng jiāo suburbs of Beijing
More: 郊* | *郊 | *郊*
Example Sentences
The air in this suburb is much better than in the city.
We moved to the suburb where it's very quiet.
The environment in suburb is very beautiful and perfect for strolling.
He is busy every day and doesn't have time to go on outings.
It's hard to say whether this place is downtown or suburb.