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v. to give an exam; to take an exam; to raise a difficult question
Other meanings
[kǎo]   char. to check, to inspect; to study and verify; to consider; (lit.) one's diseased father
    old (for )
    old (for )
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
kǎo shì
v./n. participate in an exam; examination
zuó tiān ní kǎo de zěn me yàng .
phr. How was your exam yesterday?
zuó tiān gāng kǎo wán shì
phr. (Somebody) has just taken the exam yesterday.
kǎo dà xué
phr. apply for college, take the College Entrance Examination
káo káo nǐ
phr. to test you (with a relaxing and lively tone)