Meaning of 刹

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(Trad.: 剎)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shā ] to kill, to murder, to slaughter; to hurt
    • [ dāo ] knife
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  • Pinyin: shā

    English Definition: to brake
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    刹车 [ shā chē ]: to brake (when driving); to stop; to switch off; to check (bad habits); a brake
    刹不住 [ shā bu zhù ]: unable to brake (stop)
    刹住 [ shā zhù ]: to stop; to come to a halt
    刹把 [ shā ]: brake lever; crank handle for stopping or turning off machinery
    刹车灯 [ shā chē dēng ]: brake light
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  • Pinyin: chà

    English Definition: Buddhist monastery, temple or shrine (abbr. for 剎多羅 , Sanskrit ksetra)
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    刹那 [ chà ]: an instant (Sanskrit: ksana); split second; the twinkling of an eye
    什刹海 [ shí chà hǎi ]: Shichahai, scenic area of northwest Beijing with three lakes
    刹时 [ chà shí ]: in a flash; in the twinkling of an eye
    古刹 [ chà ]: old Buddhist temple
    塔刹 [ chà ]: Buddhist ornamentation decorating the upper story of a pagoda
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