(zhuā)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to carry in your hand holding strongly
  2. catch
  3. arrest

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • zhuā > zhua1

  • 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
抓紧 zhuā jǐn to grasp firmly/to pay close or special attention to/to rush in/to make the most of
枷带锁抓 jiā dài suǒ zhuā in stocks/in fetter for punishment
乱抓 luàn zhuā to claw wildly/to scratch frantically/to arrest people indiscriminately
猫抓病 māo zhuā bìng cat scratch disease/cat scratch fever
眉毛胡子一把抓 méi mao hú zi yī bǎ zhuā careless/any-old-how, regardless of the specific task
手抓饭 shǒu zhuā fàn pilaf (rice dish popular in many parts of the world, including Xinjiang)/pilau
手抓羊肉 shǒu zhuā yáng ròu hand-held mutton (mutton pieces on the bone, eaten with the fingers)
头发胡子一把抓 tóu fa hú zi yī bǎ zhuā lit. hair and beard all in one stroke/fig. to handle different things by the same method/one method to solve all problems/one size fits all
现抓 xiàn zhuā to improvise
新疆手抓饭 Xīn jiāng shǒu zhuā fàn Xinjiang lamb rice
一把抓 yī bǎ zhuā to attempt all tasks at once/to manage every detail regardless of its importance
一抓一大把 yī zhuā yī dà bǎ a dime a dozen/a great deal of
主抓 zhǔ zhuā to be in charge of/to concentrate on
抓包 zhuā bāo to catch sb in the act
抓辫子 zhuā biàn zi to grab sb by the pigtail/to seize on weak points/to exploit the opponent's shortcomings
抓捕 zhuā bǔ to seize/to capture
抓地 zhuā dì grip on the road/roadholding
抓地力 zhuā dì lì traction
抓耳挠腮 zhuā ěr náo sāi to tweak one's ears and scratch one's cheeks (as an expression of anxiety, delight, frustration etc) (idiom)
抓饭 zhuā fàn pilaf (rice dish popular in many parts of the world, including Xinjiang)/pilau
抓哏 zhuā gén (of a comedian) to seize on something sb has just said or done to make an ad lib joke
抓工夫 zhuā gōng fu to maximize one's time/to catch some time out/to find enough time/(also 抓功夫)
抓功夫 zhuā gōng fu to maximize one's time/to catch some time out/to find enough time/(also 抓工夫)
抓猴 zhuā hóu (Tw) to catch an adulterous man in the act (from Taiwanese 掠猴, Tai-lo pr. [lia̍h-kâu])
抓获 zhuā huò to arrest
抓奸 zhuā jiān to catch a couple in the act (adultery, illicit sexual relations)
抓紧 zhuā jǐn to grasp firmly/to pay special attention to/to rush in/to make the most of
抓紧时间 zhuā jǐn shí jiān to snatch time/to rush/to hurry (up)/to seize the moment
抓紧学习 zhuā jǐn xué xí to concentrate on studying hard
抓阄 zhuā jiū to draw straws
抓举 zhuā jǔ snatch (weightlifting technique)
抓狂 zhuā kuáng to blow one's top/to be driven mad/to become frantic
抓力 zhuā lì grip
抓挠 zhuā nao to scratch/to mess about with/to quarrel/to scramble to do/sb or sth that one can rely on
抓拍 zhuā pāi to capture (an image)/to snap (a photo)
抓嫖 zhuā piáo (of the police) to hunt prostitutes and their clients
抓去 zhuā qù to arrest and take away
抓取 zhuā qǔ to seize
抓取程序 zhuā qǔ chéng xù spider or crawler bot (Internet)
抓搔 zhuā sāo to scratch an itch
抓伤 zhuā shāng to injure by scratching or clawing
抓手 zhuā shǒu starting point/mechanical hand/gripper
抓瞎 zhuā xiā to be caught unprepared
抓小辫子 zhuā xiǎo biàn zi to catch sb out
抓痒 zhuā yǎng to scratch an itch
抓药 zhuā yào to make up a prescription (of herbal medicine)
抓贼 zhuā zéi to catch a thief
抓周 zhuā zhōu custom of placing a variety of articles (writing brush, abacus etc) before an infant on its first birthday to see which one he or she picks up (The article chosen is supposed to be an indication of the child's inclinations, future career etc.)
抓住 zhuā zhù to grab/to capture
抓子儿 zhuā zǐ er kids' game involving throwing and grabbing
抓走 zhuā zǒu to arrest

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