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
Perhaps you should tap into that childlike enthusiasm and pick up painting or soccer or tickling.
I could see that they all figured that May had simply played a trick on him. But I never believed that, somehow.
"I wish I spent more time developing relationships, more than going for the buck, " one woman points out.
But if my opponent wants to play dirty and talk about my personal life, I have no choice but to fight fire with fire and talk about some personal things we've found out about him.
God will stop those CERN guys anyway, if they wanted to do something really bad.