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English Definitionto warn; to admonish
Simplified Script告诫
Traditional Script告誡
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄍㄠˋ ㄐㄧㄝˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gou3gaai3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=6
Word Decomposition
gàoto say; to tell; to announce; to report; to denounce; to file a lawsuit; to sue
jiècommandment; to prohibit

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
告诉gàosuto tell; to inform; to let know
告别gàobiéto leave; to bid farewell to; to say good-bye to
告辞gàocíto say goodbye; to take one's leave
告状gàozhuàngto complain; to sue; to bring a lawsuit; to lodge a complaint against somebody with a manager
告知gàozhīto inform
Words With Same Tail Word    
劝诫quànjièto exhort; to admonish
十诫shíjièten commandments
规诫guījièto warn (against some course); to admonish
训诫xùnjièto reprimand; to admonish; to lecture somebody
警诫jǐngjièvariant of 警戒; to warn
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