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The Chinese word jiao - 教 - jiāo
(to teach in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced jiào. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well:
If 教 is pronounced "jiào", it means to teach.

English translation

to teach

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 教 ( jiāo ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( jiao / jiāo ) with pronunciation (English translation: to teach )
The traditional Chinese characters of jiāo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 教 ( jiao / jiāo ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni keyi jiao wo yingyu ma?
Nĭ kĕyĭ jiāo wŏ yīngyŭ ma?
 – English translation: Can you teach me English?

Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to teach  |  to teach
教 ( jiao / jiāo ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 172)
Chinese example words containing the character 教 ( jiao / jiāo )
道教 ( Dàojiào = Taoism ), 佛教 ( Fójiào = Buddhism ), 基督教 ( jīdūjiào = Christian ), 教导 ( jiàodăo = to instruct ), 教具 ( jiàojù = teaching aids ), 教练 ( jiàoliàn = instructor ), 教室 ( jiàoshì = classroom ), 教授 ( jiàoshòu = professor ), 教堂 ( jiàotáng = church ), 教育 ( jiàoyù = to educate ), 主教 ( zhŭjiào = bishop ), 宗教 ( zōngjiào = religion )
Other characters that are pronounced jiāo in Chinese
More words that mean to teach in Chinese
dăo ( 导 ), ( 迪 ), ( 傅 ), jiào ( 教 ), shī ( 师 ), shòu ( 授 ), xùn ( 训 )

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