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Meaning of 殺

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(Simplified: 杀)
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使人或動物失去生命:殺生。殺敵。殺雞取卵。殺一儆百。
②戰鬥,搏鬥:殺出重圍。
③消減:殺風景。
④藥物等刺激身體感覺疼痛:肥皂水殺了眼睛。
⑤收束:殺價。殺尾。
⑥勒緊,扣緊:殺車。
⑦用在動詞後,表示程度深:笑殺人。恨殺。
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (weapon) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shā ] to kill, to murder, to slaughter; to hurt
    • [ shū ] tool, weapon
Similar Characters:
Example Words
殺害 shā hài to murder
殺手 shā shǒu killer; murderer; hit man; (sports) formidable player
More: 殺* | *殺 | *殺*
Example Sentences
1
The criminal threatened to kill the hostages.
2
Pine needles have antiseptic and insecticidal properties.
3
They killed a lot of bad guys in the movie.
4
The police believe that the perpetrator had a motive for the murder.
5
The toxins in this animal are highly lethal.