Meaning of 雀

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A small bird
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xiǎo ] small, tiny, insignificant
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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  • Pinyin: què
    English Definition: small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    孔雀 kǒng què peacock
    麻雀 què sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
    鸦雀无声 què shēng lit. crow and peacock make no sound; absolute silence (idiom); not a single voice can be heard; absolute silence
    雀斑 què bān freckles
    雀跃 què yuè excited; in high spirits
    More: 雀* | *雀 | *雀*
  • Pinyin: qiāo
    English Definition: a freckle; lentigo
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    雀子 qiāo zi a freckle; lentigo
    More: 雀* | *雀 | *雀*
Example Sentences
He likes peacocks and cranes.
The audience on the field cheered and applauded, cheering on the athletes.