Meaning of 杀

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(Trad.: 殺)
Pinyin: shā
English Definition: to kill; to murder; to attack; to weaken or reduce; to smart (dialect); (used after a verb) extremely
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: To kill someone and bury them in a coffin
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to govern; to control; to nurture
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
抹杀 [ shā ]: to erase; to cover traces; to obliterate evidence; to expunge; to blot out; to suppress
杀死 [ shā ]: to kill
杀人 [ shā rén ]: homicide; to murder; to kill (a person)
自杀 [ shā ]: to kill oneself; to commit suicide; to attempt suicide
屠杀 [ shā ]: to massacre; massacre; bloodbath; carnage
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