Meaning of 颊

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(Trad.: 頰)
Pinyin: jiá
English Definition: cheeks
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: The jaw in the head ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jiā ] to support; to be wedged between
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
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Example Words
面颊 miàn jiá cheek
腮颊 sāi jiá cheek; jaw
脸颊 liǎn jiá cheek
黄颊山雀 huáng jiá shān què (bird species of China) yellow-cheeked tit (Machlolophus spilonotus)
黄颊麦鸡 huáng jiá mài (bird species of China) sociable lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)
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Example Sentences
Then we precarious moved on toward the sidewalk, where she pulled my face down to hers, kissed me on both cheeks, and then limped away, still smiling and waving back to me.
"In 30 years, I haven't felt freedom," said Salah Amad, a steel worker, one of several men who kissed a reporter on both cheeks. "Now we have hope for the future."
Blood suddenly sprang to her cheeks.
He knew that it was himself, the thin and white-cheeked minister, who had done and suffered these things, and written thus far into the Election Sermon!
Even if you have very dark or olive skin that doesn' t show a natural blush, the tone will add warmth and definition to the apple of your cheek, just remember to blend well.