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English Definitionto scare; to frighten
Simplified Script吓唬
Traditional Script嚇唬
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄚˋ ㄏㄨ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)haak3fu2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
xiàto frighten; to scare; to threaten
a tiger's roar; to scare

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Words With Same Head Word    
吓一跳xià yī tiàostartled; to frighten; scared out of one's skin
吓倒xiàdǎoto be frightened
吓傻xiàshǎto terrify; to scare somebody
吓坏xiàhuàito be really frightened
吓昏xiàhūnto faint from fear; to be frightened into fits; shell-shocked
Words With Same Tail Word    
诈唬zhàhuto bluff; to bluster; to intimidate
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