(kòu)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. to fasten
  2. to button
  3. button
  4. buckle
  5. knot
  6. to arrest
  7. to confiscate
  8. to deduct (money)
  9. discount
  10. to knock
  11. put upside down
  12. to smash or spike (a ball)
  13. to cover (with a bowl etc)
  14. fig. to tag a label on sb

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • kòu > kou4

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
纽扣儿 niǔkòur button
按扣 àn kòu snap fastener
暗扣 àn kòu hidden snap fastener (concealed behind a flap on a garment)
暴扣 bào kòu slam dunk (basketball)
不折不扣 bù zhé bù kòu a hundred percent/to the letter/out-and-out
查扣 chá kòu to seize/to confiscate
搭扣 dā kòu a buckle or fastener for clothing that does not use a button and buttonhole (e.g. the buckle on metal wristwatches)
打折扣 dǎ zhé kòu to give a discount/to be of less value than anticipated
代扣 dài kòu to withhold tax (from employee's salary)
带扣 dài kòu buckle
登山扣 dēng shān kòu carabiner
抵扣 dǐ kòu to deduct from/to compensate
吊扣 diào kòu to suspend (a license etc)
摁扣儿 èn kòu er a popper/a snap fastener
钩扣 gōu kòu hook
哈扣 hā kòu hardcore (loanword)
环环相扣 huán huán xiāng kòu closely linked with one another/interlocked/to interrelate
回扣 huí kòu brokerage/a commission paid to a middleman/euphemism for a bribe/a kickback
解扣 jiě kòu lit. to unbutton/fig. to solve a dispute
紧扣 jǐn kòu to stick closely to (a topic or theme etc)
克扣 kè kòu to dock/to deduct/to embezzle
扣查 kòu chá to detain and question
扣除 kòu chú to deduct
扣带回 kòu dài huí cingulum (anatomy)
扣动 kòu dòng to pull (a trigger)
扣发 kòu fā to deprive/to withhold/to hold sth back (and prevent it being known)
扣分 kòu fēn to deduct marks (when grading school work)/to have marks deducted/penalty points/to lose points for a penalty or error
扣关 kòu guān variant of 叩關|叩关[kòu guān]
扣环 kòu huán ring fastener/buckle/retainer strap
扣击 kòu jī to smash a ball
扣缴 kòu jiǎo to withhold/to garnish (wages etc)
扣扣 Kòu kòu (Internet slang) QQ instant messenger
扣篮 kòu lán slam dunk
扣留 kòu liú to detain/to arrest/to hold/to confiscate
扣帽子 kòu mào zi to tag sb with unfair label/power word
扣女 kòu nǚ (slang) to pick up girls/to chase after girls
扣襻 kòu pàn fastening
扣球 kòu qiú to smash a ball/to spike
扣去 kòu qù to deduct (points etc)
扣人心弦 kòu rén xīn xián to excite/to thrill/exciting/thrilling/cliff-hanging
扣肉 kòu ròu steamed pork
扣杀 kòu shā to smash a ball/to spike
扣上 kòu shàng to buckle up/to fasten
扣式电池 kòu shì diàn chí button cell/watch battery
扣屎盔子 kòu shǐ kuī zi (northern dialect) lit. to cap in excrement/fig. to discredit with absurd unfounded accusations/to vilify
扣屎盆子 kòu shǐ pén zi to make a scapegoat of sb/to defame/to slander
扣题 kòu tí to stick to the topic
扣压 kòu yā to withhold/to hold sth back (and prevent it being known)
扣押 kòu yā to detain/to hold in custody/to distrain/to seize property
扣眼 kòu yǎn eyelet/buttonhole
扣眼儿 kòu yǎn er erhua variant of 釦眼|扣眼[kòu yǎn]
扣应 kòu yìng to call in (to a broadcast program) (loanword) (Tw)
扣住 kòu zhù to detain/to hold back by force/to buckle/to hook
扣子 kòu zi button
领扣 lǐng kòu collar button
门扣 mén kòu door latch
尼龙搭扣 ní lóng dā kòu nylon buckle/velcro
黏扣带 nián kòu dài velcro (Tw)
钮扣 niǔ kòu variant of 紐扣|纽扣[niǔ kòu]
纽扣 niǔ kòu button
皮带扣 pí dài kòu belt buckle
QR扣 Q R kòu (Tw) (loanword) QR code
认死扣儿 rèn sǐ kòu er stubborn
刷扣 shuā kòu to strum a chord (Tw)
卸扣 xiè kòu shackle (U-shaped link)
袖扣 xiù kòu cuff link
衣扣 yī kòu button
预扣 yù kòu to withhold
折扣 zhé kòu discount
子母扣 zǐ mǔ kòu snap fastener

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