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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
hè | he4
English translation
to scare
to intimidate
to threaten
(interjection showing disapproval) tut-tut
(interjection showing astonishment)
Pīnyīn Pronunciation
xià | xia4
English translation
to frighten
to scare
to scare, to frighten; to threaten, to intimidate

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Number of strokes

6

Traditional form

xià

Contains the radical

kǒu

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

mouth

Etymology of

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

口下

Semantic compound

kǒu

Phonetic compound

xià

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. kǒu represents the meaning and xià represents the sound. Simplified form of xià .

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bèi yòng 后腿站立 zhàn lì 起来 qǐlai , 骑手 qí shǒu shuǎi le 下去 xià qù .

The horse reared up in fear, throwing its horsewoman off.

要是 yàoshi 杰贝兹· Shǐ Dōng 原先 yuánxiān le dǎn 的话 de huà , 现在 xiànzài 便是 biàn shì 魂不附 le .

If Jabez Stone had been sick with terror before , he was blind with terror now.

bèi 他们 tā men duì 工作 gōngzuò de 高品质 de 要求 yāoqiú 吓倒 xià dǎo le .

He was daunted by the high quality of work they expected.

yāo dào jiā 商店 shāngdiàn mǎi 计算机 jì suàn jī ,他们 tā men yāo jià Gāo 吓人.

Don't buy your computer at that shopthey price them up terribly.

yāo 价格 jiàgé 提得 tài Gāo ,要不 yàobù huì 顾客 gùkè páo de .

Don't put your prices too high or you'll frighten the customers off.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
to scare xià
吓坏 xià huài to be really frightened嚇壞
恐吓 kǒnghè to threaten恐嚇
吓唬 xià hu to scare嚇唬
惊吓 jīng xià to frighten驚嚇
吓倒 xià dǎo to be frightened嚇倒
吓一跳 xià yī tiào startled嚇一跳
恫吓 dòng hè to intimidate恫嚇
威吓 wēi hè to threaten威嚇
杀鸡吓猴 shā jī xià hóu pour encourager les autres殺雞嚇猴

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Decomposition

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