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
But he seemed more independent than before, and it was the only arrangement under which Sue, who particularly wished to be no burden on him, could render any assistance.
But if you know me by now, I saw this as an opportunity to jump right in.
Insert the USB flash drive into the computer.
He talked on and on and nobody else could get a word in.
All you have to do to set it up is just plug it directly into your nearest USB port and it will then play through your computer' s soundcard and speakers.