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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
Chinese Definition:
①使人或动物失去生命:杀生。杀敌。杀鸡取卵。杀一儆百。
②战斗,搏斗:杀出重围。
③消减:杀风景。
④药物等刺激身体感觉疼痛:肥皂水杀了眼睛。
⑤收束:杀价。杀尾。
⑥勒紧,扣紧:杀车。
⑦用在动词后,表示程度深:笑杀人。恨杀。

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
自杀 shā to kill oneself; to commit suicide; to attempt suicide
杀害 shā hài to murder
屠杀 shā to massacre; massacre; bloodbath; carnage
暗杀 àn shā to assassinate
杀手 shā shǒu killer; murderer; hit man; (sports) formidable player
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