Meaning of 砂

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Pinyin: shā
English Definition: sand; gravel; granule; variant of
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Many small stones ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ shǎo ] few, little; less; inadequate
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Example Words
砂岩 shā yán sandstone
朱砂 zhū shā cinnabar; mercuric sulfide HgS; also written 朱砂
朱砂 zhū shā cinnabar; mercuric sulfide HgS
砂锅 shā guō casserole; earthenware pot
砂轮 shā lún grinding wheel; emery wheel
More: 砂* | *砂 | *砂*
Example Sentences
Releasing the Sand turns back time.
Concrete is composed of cement, sand and gravel mixed with water.
Tamina: Only the Dagger can unlock the Sands of Time.
Canada is making desperate moves to prop up its tar sands and logging industries.
But unlike Saudi Arabia, in Alberta the oil is literally in the sand.