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English Definitionto frighten; to scare; to threaten
See also (interjection showing disapproval) tut-tut; (interjection showing astonishment)
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄒㄧㄚˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)haak3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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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
吓唬xiàhuto scare; to frighten
吓坏xiàhuàito be really frightened
Words With Same Tail Word    
惊吓jīngxiàto frighten; to horrify; to terrify
被吓bèixiàto be frightened
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