Write 考(kǎo)(inspect) in Chinese character

考(kǎo)

Origin:

本义是“老”。字形像一个头上有几根稀疏头发、后背稍驼的老人,再加上声符“丂”构成。后多用于“考察”、“考核”义。
This character’s original meaning was “old.” It used to look like an old hunchback with just a few hairs. Its phonetic element was “丂.” Later, its definition extended to “investigate,” “examine,” and related meanings.

Meaning:

to examine, to check, to inspect

Words:

考试(kǎoshì): exam
考虑(kǎolǜ): to consider
考卷(kǎojuàn): examination paper
考察(kǎochá): to investigate
考古(kǎogǔ): archaeology

Sentences:

1、Wǒ zhèzhōu yǒu wǔmén kǎoshì.
我这周有五门考试。
I have five exams this week.
2、Nǐ yīnggāi zài kǎolǜ yíxiàr nǐ de nánpéngyou.
你应该再考虑一下儿你的男朋友。
You should reevaluate your boyfriend.

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