yǎo to bite; to nip

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, jiāo to hand over; to deliver; to turn over ]

Note

The mouth radical gives a hint to 'biting', 'jiao' is the rough phonetic as well as suggesting 'hand over' of information
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using jiāo : xiào (school) jiào (comparatively) jiǎo (dumpling) jiāo (suburbs) xiào (effect) jiāo (to glue)

Different tone

yāo (youngest) yào (want)

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