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English Definitionstartled; to frighten; scared out of one's skin
Simplified Script吓一跳
Traditional Script嚇一跳
Pinyinxià yī tiào
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
xià yí tiào
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄧ ㄊㄧㄠˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)haak3 jat1 tiu3
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动宾式) verb object
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
xiàto frighten; to scare; to threaten
one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
tiàoto jump; to hop; to skip over; to bounce; to palpitate

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