• tiào

    ㄊㄧㄠˋ

    jump

    to hop, to skip over

    • ㄗㄨˊ

      foot

    • zhào

      ㄓㄠˋ

      omen

      surname Zhao, to foretell

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To jump is to foretell that you will land on your feet, unless you slip and fall.

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tiào

ㄊㄧㄠˋ ㄨˇ

jump + dance

to dance

xīn tiào

ㄒㄧㄣ ㄊㄧㄠˋ

heart + jump

heartbeat, pulse

tiào loú

ㄊㄧㄠˋ ㄌㄡˊ

jump + multistory

to jump from a building (to kill oneself), fig. to sell at a large discount (in advertising)