(yǎo)

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Meaning

  1. to bite
  2. to nip

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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  • yǎo > yao3

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  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
半路杀出的程咬金 bàn lù shā chū de Chéng Yǎo jīn see 半路殺出個程咬金|半路杀出个程咬金[bàn lù shā chū gè Chéng Yǎo jīn]
半路杀出个程咬金 bàn lù shā chū gè Chéng Yǎo jīn lit. Cheng Yaojin ambushes the enemy (saying)/fig. sb shows up unexpectedly and disrupts the plan/sb whose presence is regarded as irksome
橙胸咬鹃 chéng xiōng yǎo juān (bird species of China) orange-breasted trogon (Harpactes oreskios)
程咬金 Chéng Yǎo jīn Cheng Yaojin (589-665), aka 程知節|程知节[Chéng Zhī jié], Chinese general of the Tang dynasty
叮咬 dīng yǎo sting/bite (of insect)
反咬一口 fǎn yǎo yī kǒu to make a false countercharge
狗咬狗 gǒu yǎo gǒu dog-eat-dog/dogfight
狗咬吕洞宾,不识好人心 gǒu yǎo Lǚ Dòng bīn, bù shí hǎo rén xīn a dog biting Lü Dongbin (idiom)/to ill reward a person's kindness
红腹咬鹃 hóng fù yǎo juān (bird species of China) Ward's trogon (Harpactes wardi)
红头咬鹃 hóng tóu yǎo juān (bird species of China) red-headed trogon (Harpactes erythrocephalus)
虎咬猪 hǔ yǎo zhū see 刈包[guà bāo]
齧咬 niè yǎo gnaw
蜱咬病 pí yǎo bìng tick-bite sickness/informal term for 發熱伴血小板減少綜合徵|发热伴血小板减少综合征[fā rè bàn xuè xiǎo bǎn jiǎn shǎo zōng hé zhēng]
轻咬 qīng yǎo to nibble
噬咬 shì yǎo to bite
撕咬 sī yǎo to tear at (with the teeth, like one animal attacking another)
咬唇妆 yǎo chún zhuāng bitten-lips look (darker lipstick applied on the inner part of the lips, and lighter on the outer part)
咬定 yǎo dìng to assert/to insist that
咬定牙根 yǎo dìng yá gēn see 咬緊牙關|咬紧牙关[yǎo jǐn yá guān]
咬定牙关 yǎo dìng yá guān see 咬緊牙關|咬紧牙关[yǎo jǐn yá guān]
咬耳朵 yǎo ěr duo (coll.) to whisper in sb's ear
咬钩 yǎo gōu (of fish) to bite
咬合 yǎo hé (of uneven surfaces) to fit together/(of gear wheels) to mesh/(dentistry) occlusion/bite
咬痕 yǎo hén bite scar
咬甲癖 yǎo jiǎ pǐ onychophagia (nail biting)
咬嚼 yǎo jiáo to chew/to masticate/to ruminate/to mull over
咬紧牙根 yǎo jǐn yá gēn see 咬緊牙關|咬紧牙关[yǎo jǐn yá guān]
咬紧牙关 yǎo jǐn yá guān lit. to bite the teeth tightly (idiom)/fig. to grit one's teeth and bear the pain/to bite the bullet
咬啮 yǎo niè to gnaw
咬啮 yǎo niè variant of 咬嚙|咬啮[yǎo niè]/to gnaw
咬人的狗不露齿 yǎo rén de gǒu bù lòu chǐ lit. the dog that bites doesn't show its teeth (idiom)/fig. the most sinister of people can look quite harmless
咬人狗儿不露齿 yǎo rén gǒu er bù lù chǐ lit. the dog that bites does not show its fangs (idiom)/fig. You can't tell the really dangerous enemy from his external appearance.
咬伤 yǎo shāng bite (e.g. snake bite, mosquito bite)
咬舌自尽 yǎo shé zì jìn to commit suicide by biting off one's tongue
咬文嚼字 yǎo wén jiáo zì to bite words and chew characters (idiom)/punctilious about minutiae of wording
咬牙 yǎo yá to clench one's teeth/to grind the teeth/gnaw
咬牙切齿 yǎo yá qiè chǐ gnashing one's teeth (idiom)/displaying extreme anger/fuming with rage between gritted teeth
咬着耳朵 yǎo zhe ěr duo whispering in sb's ear
咬字 yǎo zì to pronounce (clearly or otherwise)/to enunciate
一口咬定 yī kǒu yǎo dìng to arbitrarily assert/to allege/to stick to one's statement/to cling to one's view
一年被蛇咬十年怕井绳 yī nián bèi shé yǎo shí nián pà jǐng shéng bitten by a snake in one year, fears the well rope for ten years (idiom)/once bitten twice shy
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 yī zhāo bèi shé yǎo, shí nián pà jǐng shéng once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope/once bitten, twice shy (idiom)

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