Meaning and pronunciation of 叫

Simplified/traditional character



  • to be called
  • to shout
  • to order
  • to ask
  • to call
  • by (indicates agent in the passive mood)

HSK levels


  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (jiū): archaic variant of 糾|纠[jiu1];

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : call
  • : religion; teaching; to make; to cause; to tell;
  • : comparatively; (preposition comparing difference in degree); to contrast; to compare; rather; fairly; clearly (different); markedly; to haggle over; to quibble; also pr. [jiao3];

Sentences examples with 叫

  • 妈妈和爸爸叫我!
    Māmā hé bàba jiào wǒ!
  • 我的名字叫李明。
    Wǒ de míngzì jiào lǐ míng.
  • 小姐,你叫什么名字?
    Xiǎojiě, nǐ jiào shénme míngzì?

Words containing 叫, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (jiào): to call; to shout; to order; to ask; to be called; by (indicates agent in the passive mood)