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Meaning of 沙

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Pinyin: shā
English Definition: granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; Classifiers: ; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia
Chinese Definition:
①非常细碎的石粒:沙子。沙石。风沙。沙尘。沙砾(沙和碎石块)。沙漠。沙丘。沙滩。沙洲(江河里由泥沙淤积成的陆地)。沙暴。沙浴。沙疗。沙鸥(文学上指栖息岸边沙地的鸥一类的水鸟)。
②像沙的东西:沙糖。豆沙。沙瓤。
③声音不清脆不响亮:沙哑。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
沙漠 shā desert; Classifiers:
长沙 cháng shā Changsha prefecture-level city and capital of Hunan province in south central China
沙发 shā sofa (loanword); Classifiers: ; (Internet slang) the first reply or replier to a forum post
沙龙 shā lóng salon (loanword)
沙滩 shā tān beach; sandy shore; Classifiers:
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