jiāo to glue; glue; gum

Made up of [ yuè moon; month radical 74, jiāo to hand over; to deliver; to turn over ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The moon radical here should be read as the 'meat' (rou) radical perhaps from use of bones to produce glue, jiao provides phonetic
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters


Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) fú (clothes) gān (liver) hú (lake) hú (beard) míng (bright) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) qī (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) sàn (to scatter) shèng (victory) suí (Sui) yīn (yin) yǒu (have) zhāo (dynasty)
Also uses jiāo component: jiào (comparatively) jiǎo (dumpling) jiāo (suburbs) xiào (school) xiào (effect) yǎo (to bite)

Sounds same

jiāo (to teach) jiāo (to hand over) jiāo (suburbs)

Different tone

jiǎo (horn) jiǎo (dumpling) jiào (called) jiào (religion) jiào (comparatively)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

胶柱鼓瑟 jiāo zhù gǔ sè Inflexible and stubborn. Gluing the tuning pegs of a musical instrument so it can not be tuned and brought into harmony.
胶漆相投 jiāo qī xiāng tóu A loyal and strong friendship.

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