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叫 jiào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

叫 (jiào) English Meaning

  • to be called
  • to shout
  • to order
  • to ask
  • to call
  • by (indicates agent in the passive mood)

Traditional Character:  

Sample Sentences

  • 叫警察!
    Jiào jǐngchá!
    Call the police!
  • 叫救护车!
    Jiào jiùhù chē!
    Call an ambulance!
  • 这些叫鞋。
    Zhèxiē jiào xié.
    These are called shoes.
  • 叫保安来!
    Jiào bǎo’ān lái!
    Call security!
  • 这个叫什么?
    Zhège jiào shénme?
    What do you call this?

Stroke Order & Character Components

叫 (jiào): to call; to shout; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)

  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (jiū): archaic variant of 糾|纠 (jiū)
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