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knock

Composition


Components

Sounds

Pinyin

qiao1 qiāo

Meaning


Primary

knock

Alternatives

knocks, knocking, knocked

Mnemonic


[qi-] Kirby is in [1] front of the [-ao] barn where he is trying to get into the barn. Unfortunately it is guarded by a cow who wears a 亠 lid on its head and a fake 冋 moustache around its 口 mouth, who won't budge. Kirby gets a 支 branch and 敲 knocks the cow with it, futilely. He tries to get some other, more reasonable cows to let him in, and so uses the 支 branch to 敲 knock against the side of the red barn.

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