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Meaning of 虾

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(Trad.: 蝦)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ xià ] below, underneath; inferior; to bring down; next
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  • Pinyin: xiā

    English Definition: shrimp; prawn
    Chinese Definition:
    ①节肢动物,身上有壳,腹部有很多环节。头部有长短触角各一对,胸部的脚第一对最大,末端像钳子。生活在水里,种类很多,可食:虾皮。虾米。虾子(虾卵)。虾兵蟹将(神兵中龙王的兵将,喻不中用的兵将)。
    Example Words:
    对虾 duì xiā prawn; shrimp
    龙虾 lóng xiā lobster
    虾仁 xiā rén shrimp meat; shelled shrimp
    大虾 xiā prawn; (Internet slang) expert; whiz
    虾皮 xiā small dried shrimp
    More: 虾* | *虾 | *虾*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 虾蟆
    Example Words:
    虾蟆 ma variant of 蛤蟆
    More: 虾* | *虾 | *虾*
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