Write 降(jiàng/xiáng)(fall) in Chinese character

降(jiàng)(xiáng)

Origin:

甲骨文中,“降”的左边是一座土山,右边是两只方向朝下的脚,表示“从高处向低处”走的意思,音(jiàng),后来引申为“投降”义(音xiáng)。
On ancient oracle bone inscriptions, the left side of “降” is a hill and the right side is two feet facing downward, showing the meaning of going from high to low position (pronounced “jiàng”). Later, that extended to mean surrender (pronounced “xiáng”).

Meaning:

to fall; drop; lower; reduce

Words:

降低(jiàngdī): to reduce
降级(jiàngjí): to demote
降落(jiàngluò): to fall; to land (airplane)
降温(jiàngwēn): to cool off
投降(tóuxiáng): to surrender

Sentences:

1、hèjǐtiān jiàngwēn le,yàozhùyì bǎonuǎn.
这几天降温了,要注意保暖。
It has been getting cooler these days. Be sure to stay warm.


2、Zhège shìbīng tóuxiángzhī hòu, bèi sòngjìn le jiānyù.
这个士兵投降之后,被送进了监狱。
This soldier was sent to prison after surrendering.

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