jiào comparatively; to contrast; to compare

Made up of [ chē vehicle radical 159, jiāo to hand over; to deliver; to turn over ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The vehicle radical can be thought of as suggesting a race to compare chariots but 'jiao' is the phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using chē : zài (to carry) liàng (collective word for vehicles)
Using jiāo : xiào (school) jiǎo (dumpling) jiāo (suburbs) xiào (effect) jiāo (to glue) yǎo (to bite)

Sounds same

jiào (called) jiào (religion)

Different tone

jiāo (to teach) jiāo (to hand over) jiāo (suburbs) jiāo (to glue) jiǎo (horn) jiǎo (dumpling)

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In this section we introduce a few common Chinese characters, explaining their origin. The long history of the written language is described and the way that all the many characters are characterized is set out.
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