Chinese Traditional:
Chinese Simplified:
Pinyin: kao4
Zhuyin: ㄎㄠˋ
English Meaning: 1. to lean against 2. to depend on 3. near, by 4. support 5. to trust 6. (swear word)

Example Sentences:

他靠在牆上。
他靠在墙上。
ta1 kao4 zai4 qiang2 shang4.
He is leaning against the wall.
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許多有毒癮的人會靠犯罪來籌錢買毒品。
许多有毒瘾的人会靠犯罪来筹钱买毒品。
xu3 duo1 you3 du2 yin3 de5 ren2 hui4 kao4 fan4 zui4 lai2 chou2 qian2 mai3 du2 pin3.
Many drug addicts turn to crime to fund their habits.
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她靠回收來維持生計。
她靠回收来维持生计。
ta1 kao4 hui2 shou1 lai2 wei2 chi2 sheng1 ji4.
She earns a living by recycling.
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在家靠父母,出外靠朋友。
在家靠父母,出外靠朋友。
zai4 jia1 kao4 fu4 mu3, chu1 wai4 kao4 peng2 you3.
When at home one depends on one's parents, and when away from home on one's friends.
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