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Pronunciation : yǎo
Meaning :
  1. bite; gnaw. (v)
  2. grip; nip. (v)
  3. incriminate. (v)
  4. be neck and neck. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional :
Usage : 4.4%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
咬定
yǎo dìng
: assert emphatically; insist
Sentences:
1. Who bit my apple?
shuí yǎo le de píng guǒ
: who
: bite
: particle indicating that something has happened
我的 : my
苹果 : apple
2. These pliers are too small – I can’t get a grip.
zhè qián zi tài xiǎo yǎo zhù
: this
: measure word
钳子 : pliers
: too
: small
: grip
不住 : unable to (resist, conceal etc)
3. He put up a mosquito-curtain in order not to be bitten by mosquitoes.
guà wén zhàng miǎn wén chóng dīng yǎo
: he
挂起 : put up
蚊帐 : mosquito-curtain
以免 : in order to avoid; in case
蚊虫 : mosquitoes
叮咬 : bite
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