kǎo
v. to beat, to flog, to torture; to copy
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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.
EXAMPLES
káo dá shěn wèn
phr. interrogate with torture
káo dǎ
v. beat severely, torture
kǎo bèi
v. copy
bǎ zhào piàn káo géi wǒ
phr. give my a copy of the photo(s)