(kào)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. depend on
  2. lean on
  3. near
  4. to trust

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
可靠 kěkào reliable
靠拢 kàolǒng draw close/close up/move up
依靠 yīkào rely on/depend on
背靠背 bèi kào bèi back to back
不可靠 bù kě kào unreliable
挂靠 guà kào to be affiliated with/to operate under the wing of/affiliation
紧靠 jǐn kào to be right next to/to lean closely against
靠岸 kào àn (of a boat) to reach the shore/to pull toward shore/close to shore/landfall
靠北 kào běi (lit.) to cry over one's dad's death (from Taiwanese 哭爸, Tai-lo pr. [khàu-pē])/(slang) (Tw) to rattle on/to carp/stop whining!/shut the hell up!/fuck!/damn!
靠杯 kào bēi see 靠北[kào běi]
靠背椅 kào bèi yǐ high-back chair
靠边 kào biān to keep to the side/to pull over/move aside!
靠不住 kào bu zhù unreliable
靠窗 kào chuāng by the window (referring to seats on a plane etc)
靠窗座位 kào chuāng zuò wèi window seat
靠得住 kào de zhù reliable/trustworthy
靠近 kào jìn near/to approach
靠拢 kào lǒng to draw close to
靠谱 kào pǔ reliable/reasonable/probable
靠山 kào shān patron/supporter/close to a mountain
靠山吃山,靠水吃水 kào shān chī shān, kào shuǐ chī shuǐ lit. the mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea (idiom)/fig. to make the best use of local resources/to exploit one's position to advance oneself/to find one's niche/to live off the land
靠夭 kào yāo variant of 靠腰[kào yāo]
靠腰 kào yāo (lit.) to cry from hunger (from Taiwanese 哭枵, Tai-lo pr. [khàu-iau])/(slang) (Tw) to whine/shut the hell up!/fuck!/damn!
靠走道 kào zǒu dào on the aisle (referring to seats on a plane etc)
靠走廊 kào zǒu láng next to the aisle/aisle (seat on aircraft)
可靠 kě kào reliable
可靠性 kě kào xìng reliability
牢靠 láo kào firm and solid/robust/reliable
牢靠妥当 láo kào tuǒ dàng reliable/solid and dependable
六亲无靠 liù qīn wú kào orphaned of all one's immediate relatives (idiom)/no one to rely on/left to one's own devices
凭靠 píng kào to use/to rely on/by means of
停靠 tíng kào to call at/to stop at/berth
停靠港 tíng kào gǎng port of call
停靠站 tíng kào zhàn bus or tram stop/intermediate stop (on route of ship, plane etc)/port of call/stopover
投靠 tóu kào to rely on help from sb
哇靠 wā kào (lit.) I cry!/Oh, bosh!/Shoot!/(from Taiwanese 我哭, Tai-lo pr. [goá khàu])
我靠 wǒ kào bosh!/crap!/see also 哇靠[wā kào]
无依无靠 wú yī wú kào no one to rely on (idiom)/on one's own/orphaned/left to one's own devices
无倚无靠 wú yǐ wú kào variant of 無依無靠|无依无靠[wú yī wú kào]
斜靠 xié kào to recline
信靠 xìn kào trust
依靠 yī kào to rely on sth (for support etc)/to depend on
倚靠 yǐ kào to lean on/to rest against/to rely on/support/backing/back of a chair
在家靠父母,出门靠朋友 zài jiā kào fù mǔ, chū mén kào péng you one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)
在家靠父母,出外靠朋友 zài jiā kào fù mǔ, chū wài kào péng you one depends on one's parents when at home, and on one's friends when away from home (idiom)

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