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Meaning of 舍

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(Trad.: 捨, 舍)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (the shape of a roof) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: shě

    English Definition: to give up; to abandon; to give alms
    Chinese Definition:
    ①放在一边;丢开。[合]舍手(放开手;放下手);舍置(丢开);舍脸(沉下脸)。
    ②放弃;舍弃。[合]舍己成人(牺牲自己利益,成全别人);舍却(抛开);舍实求虚(放弃实在的东西,而去追求虚无缥缈的所在);舍拼(舍弃;不顾一切干);舍筏(舍弃渡人的船筏);舍业(放弃学业;舍弃产业);舍己芸人(舍弃自己的田地,去耕耘别人的田地。比喻荒废自己本分内的工作而替他人做事)。
    ③废止、停止。[合]舍业(停止学习)。
    ④布施,施舍。[合]舍个数(在神佛面前许个愿);舍贫(接济穷人);舍宅(施舍住宅作寺院);舍施(施舍)。
    ⑤通“赦”。免罪或免罚;释放。[合]舍禁(解除封山泽的禁令);舍纵(宽赦,放纵);舍眼(睁眼;抬眼)。
    ⑥发,发射。[合]舍拔(发箭);舍放(发射,放射)。

    Example Words:
    舍不得 [ shě bu de ]: to hate to do sth; to hate to part with; to begrudge
    锲而不舍 [ qiè ér shě ]: to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth; to persevere; unflagging efforts
    舍得 [ shě de ]: to be willing to part with sth
    舍弃 [ shě ]: to give up; to abandon; to abort
    老舍 [ lǎo shě ]: Lao She (1899-1966), Chinese novelist and dramatist
  • Pinyin: shè

    English Definition: residence
    Chinese Definition:
    ①居住的房子:宿舍。旅舍。校舍。
    ②居住,休息:舍于山麓。
    ③谦辞,多指亲属中比自己年纪小或辈分低的:舍弟。舍侄。舍亲。
    ④古代行军一宿或三十里为一舍:退避三舍(喻对人让步)。
    ⑤姓氏。

    Example Words:
    宿舍 [ shè ]: dormitory; dorm room; living quarters; hostel; Classifiers:
    校舍 [ xiào shè ]: school building
    三瓦两舍 [ sān liǎng shè ]: places of pleasure (like brothels, tea houses etc)
    住舍 [ zhù shè ]: house; residence
    佛舍利 [ shè ]: ashes of cremated Buddha
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