Meaning of 耍

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Pinyin: shuǎ
English Definition: to play with; to wield; to act (cool etc); to display (a skill, one's temper etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A woman wearing a beard for disguise
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ér ] and, and then, and yet; but
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
玩耍 wán shuǎ to play (as children do); to amuse oneself
杂耍 shuǎ a sideshow; vaudeville; juggling
耍弄 shuǎ nòng to play with; to engage in; to resort to; to dally with
耍赖 shuǎ lài to act shamelessly; to refuse to acknowledge that one has lost the game, or made a promise etc; to act dumb; to act as if sth never happened
戏耍 shuǎ to amuse oneself; to play with; to tease
More: 耍* | *耍 | *耍*
Example Sentences
They play together.
Three kittens are playing
The kitten is playing on the ground.
Two cats are playing.
The children played on the shore.