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suǒ

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suǒ Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
suǒ | suo3
English translation
to lock up
to lock
lock
CL:[bǎ]
old variant of suǒ
> suǒ [suǒ]
lock, padlock; chains, shackles

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About suǒ

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Number of strokes

12

Traditional form

suǒ

Contains the radical

jīn

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

metal

Etymology of suǒ

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

jīn ⺌贝

Semantic compound

jīn

Phonetic compound

Explanation

Simplified form of suǒ . Phonosemantic compound. Jīn represents the meaning and ? represents the sound.

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Example sentences using suǒ

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Néng 解开 jiě kāi 箱子 xiāng zi de suǒ kòu ?

Can you unfasten the lock catch of a box?

钥匙 yàoshi chā jìn suǒ zhuǎn le 一下 yīxià ,拉开 lā kāi le Mén .

Inserting the key in the lock, he turned it and pulled the door open.

jiù 挂锁 guà suǒ 已经 yǐjīng xiù Hóng le .

The old padlock was red with rust.

有人 yǒu rén Mén suǒ zhù le , ér bèi kùn zài le 里面 lǐ miàn .

Somebody had locked the door, and she was trapped.

怎么 zěnme cái Néng piàn 主人 zhǔrén 离开 líkāi què 锁门 suǒ mén ,以便 yǐbiàn 我们 wǒmen jìn tōu 珠宝 zhū bǎo ne ?

How can you lure the owner into leaving the house unlocked so that we can steal the jewels?

Words with suǒ

Explore 22 words and sayings that include the Chinese character suǒ in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
suǒ lock suǒ
封锁 fēngsuǒ to blockade封鎖
锁定 suǒ dìng to lock (a door)鎖定
连锁 liánsuǒ to interlock連鎖
门锁 mén suǒ door lock門鎖
连锁店 lián suǒ diàn chain store連鎖店
锁骨 suǒ gǔ collarbone鎖骨
锁门 suǒ mén to lock the door鎖門
枷锁 jiā suǒ in fetters枷鎖
锁链 suǒ liàn chains鎖鏈
连锁反应 lián suǒ fǎn yìng chain reaction連鎖反應
反锁 fǎn suǒ locked in (with the door locked from the outside)反鎖
锁上 suǒ shàng to lock鎖上
闭锁 bì suǒ to lock閉鎖
解锁 jiě suǒ to unlock解鎖
锁匠 suǒ jiang locksmith鎖匠
拉锁 lā suǒ zipper拉鎖
封锁线 fēng suǒ xiàn blockade line封鎖線
锁孔 suǒ kǒng keyhole鎖孔
锁匙 suǒ chí (dialect) key鎖匙
闭关锁国 bì guān suǒ guó to close the passes and seal off the country閉關鎖國
挂锁 guà suǒ padlock掛鎖

suǒ Decomposition & Compounds

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suǒ Decomposition

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