Meaning of 插

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Pinyin: chā
English Definition: to insert; stick in; pierce; to take part in; to interfere; to interpose
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words
插入 chā to insert; to stick; to thrust
插嘴 chā zuǐ to interrupt (sb talking); to butt in; to cut into a conversation
插图 chā illustration
插手 chā shǒu to get involved in; to meddle; interference
穿插 chuān chā to insert; to take turns, alternate; to interweave; to interlace; subplot; interlude; episode; (military) to thrust deep into the enemy forces
More: 插* | *插 | *插*
Example Sentences
Please insert your bank card.
Be careful! The appliance is still plugged in.
He puts his hands in his pockets, looking stylish.
Xiaoming inserted the flashlight into the socket.
Don't cut in line, we should line up politely.