Meaning of 蛇

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Pinyin: shé
English Definition: snake; serpent; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (worm) conveys the meaning.
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画蛇添足 [ huà shé tiān ]: lit. draw legs on a snake (idiom); fig. to ruin the effect by adding sth superfluous; to overdo it
毒蛇 [ shé ]: viper
一年被蛇咬十年怕井绳 [ nián bèi shé yǎo shí nián jǐng shéng ]: bitten by a snake in one year, fears the well rope for ten years (idiom); once bitten twice shy
一朝被蛇咬,十年怕井绳 [ zhāo bèi shé yǎo , shí nián jǐng shéng ]: once bitten by a snake, ten years in fear of a well rope; once bitten, twice shy (idiom)
三索锦蛇 [ sān suǒ jǐn shé ]: copperhead race (Elaphe radiata), kind of snake
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