(cì)

HSK 6

Meaning

  1. thorn
  2. to sting
  3. to prick
  4. pierce
  5. stab

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • cì > ci4

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
刺激 cìjī exciting/provoke/irritate
讽刺 fěngcì satirize/ridicule/mock/irony
拨刺 bō cī splash (of a fish)
冲刺 chōng cì to sprint/to spurt/to dash/big effort
穿刺 chuān cì medical puncture to extract bodily fluid (a tap)/body piercing/puncture
戳刺感 chuō cì gǎn pins and needles (in muscle)/paresthesia
刺柏 cì bǎi Chinese juniper
刺胞 cì bāo cnidocyte/nettle cell of medusa
刺胞动物 cì bāo dòng wù Cnidaria (animal phylum including jellyfish and sessile polyps)
刺鼻 cì bí to assail the nostrils/acrid/pungent
刺穿 cì chuān to skewer/to impale/to pierce through
刺戳 cì chuō to puncture/to pierce
刺刺不休 cì cì bù xiū to talk incessantly/to chatter on and on
刺刀 cì dāo bayonet
刺儿 cì er a thorn/fig. to ridicule sb/fig. sth wrong
刺耳 cì ěr ear-piercing
刺儿话 cì er huà biting words/stinging words
刺儿李 cì er lǐ gooseberry
刺儿头 cì er tóu an awkward person/a difficult person to deal with
刺钢丝 cì gāng sī barbed wire
刺骨 cì gǔ piercing/cutting/bone-chilling/penetrating (cold)
刺花 cì huā to tattoo/tattoo
刺花纹 cì huā wén to tattoo
刺槐 cì huái false acacia/Robinia pseudoacacia
刺戟 cì jǐ variant of 刺激[cì jī], to irritate/stimulus
刺激 cì jī to provoke/to irritate/to upset/to stimulate/to excite/irritant
刺激剂 cì jī jì irritant agent
刺激素 cì jī sù growth hormone
刺激物 cì jī wù stimulus
刺激性 cì jī xìng thrilling/exciting/stimulating/irritating/provocative/pungent/spicy
刺客 cì kè assassin
刺目 cì mù gaudy/glaring/unpleasant to the eyes
刺破 cì pò to puncture/to pierce
刺芹菇 cì qín gū king trumpet mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii)
刺青 cì qīng tattoo
刺杀 cì shā to assassinate/(military) to fight with a bayonet/(baseball) to put out (a baserunner)
刺伤 cì shāng to stab
刺身 cì shēn sashimi
刺史 cì shǐ provincial governor (old)
刺死 cì sǐ to stab to death
刺丝胞 cì sī bāo cnidocyte/nettle cell of medusa or anemone
刺丝胞动物 cì sī bāo dòng wù Cnidaria (animal phylum including jellyfish and sessile polyps)
刺丝囊 cì sī náng nematocyst/capsule of nettle cells of medusa or anemone
刺探 cì tàn to pry into/to spy on/to probe into
刺桐 cì tóng Indian coral tree/sunshine tree/tiger's claw/Erythrina variegata (botany)
刺痛 cì tòng stab of pain/sting/fig. stimulus to action/a prick
刺猬 cì wei hedgehog
刺五加 cì wǔ jiā manyprickle (Acanthopanax senticosus), root used in TCM
刺苋 cì xiàn prickly amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus)
刺绣 cì xiù to embroider/embroidery
刺绣品 cì xiù pǐn embroidery
刺眼 cì yǎn to dazzle/to offend the eyes/dazzling/harsh (light)/crude (colors)/unsightly
刺中 cì zhòng to hit with a piercing blow
刺字 cì zì to tattoo
带刺 dài cì thorny/(fig.) barbed/sarcastic
倒刺 dào cì barb/barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
刀刺 dāo cì to stab/to attack with knife
刀刺性痛 dāo cì xìng tòng lancing pain
毒刺 dú cì venomous sting
对刺 duì cì bayonet practice in pairs
多栽花少栽刺 duō zāi huā shǎo zāi cì talk nicely and avoid disputes/give compliments and not remarks
肺刺激性毒剂 fèi cì jī xìng dú jì lung irritant
粉刺 fěn cì pimple/comedo/blackhead/acne
讽刺 fěng cì to satirize/to mock/irony/satire/sarcasm
共刺激 gòng cì jī (immunology) costimulation/costimulatory
骨刺 gǔ cì spur/bony outgrowth
海刺芹 hǎi cì qín sea holly (Eryngium maritimum)
寒风刺骨 hán fēng cì gǔ bone chilling wind (idiom)
话中有刺 huà zhōng yǒu cì hidden barbs in one's words/hostile subtext
讥刺 jī cì to ridicule/to mock
击刺 jī cì to stab/to hack
酒刺 jiǔ cì acne/spots
狙刺 jū cì to stab from hiding
马刺 mǎ cì spur (on riding boots)
芒刺在背 máng cì zài bèi feeling brambles and thorns in one's back (idiom)/uneasy and nervous/to be on pins and needles
毛刺 máo cì barb/whiskers
名刺 míng cì visiting card/name card
谋刺 móu cì to plot to assassinate
拼刺 pīn cì bayonet charge
拼刺刀 pīn cì dāo bayonet charge
枪刺 qiāng cì bayonet
肉中刺 ròu zhōng cì a thorn in one's flesh
踢马刺 tī mǎ cì horse spur
挑刺 tiāo cì to carp/nitpicking/petty criticism
挑毛剔刺 tiāo máo tī cì to find fault/to carp/nitpicking
挑毛剔刺儿 tiāo máo tī cì er erhua variant of 挑毛剔刺[tiāo máo tī cì]
头悬梁,锥刺股 tóu xuán liáng, zhuī cì gǔ lit. with his head attached to a beam and stabbing his thigh with an awl (idiom)/fig. to study assiduously and tirelessly
纹刺 wén cì to tattoo
行刺 xíng cì to assassinate/to commit a murder
兴凯刺鳑鲏 xīng kǎi cì páng pí Acanthorhodeus chankaensis (small carp)
悬梁刺股 xuán liáng cì gǔ to study assiduously and tirelessly (idiom)/see also 頭懸梁,錐刺股|头悬梁,锥刺股[tóu xuán liáng, zhuī cì gǔ]
眼中刺 yǎn zhōng cì a thorn in one's eye/fig. a thorn in one's flesh
眼中钉,肉中刺 yǎn zhōng dīng, ròu zhōng cì a thorn in one's side
羊膜穿刺术 yáng mó chuān cì shù amniocentesis
羊水穿刺 yáng shuǐ chuān cì amniocentesis (used in Taiwan)
遇刺 yù cì to be attacked by an assassin
鱼刺 yú cì fishbone
越南刺鳑鲏 Yuè nán cì páng pí Acanthorhodeus tonkinensis Vaillant (small carp)
择刺 zhái cì to pick out the bones in a fish
找刺儿 zhǎo cì er to find fault
针刺 zhēn cì to prick with a needle/to treat by acupuncture
针刺麻醉 zhēn cì má zuì acupuncture anesthesia

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