(shā)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to kill
  2. to murder

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • shā > sha1

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  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
抹杀 mǒshā write off/erase/remove from evidence
暗杀 àn shā to assassinate
巴氏杀菌 Bā shì shā jūn pasteurization
半路杀出的程咬金 bàn lù shā chū de Chéng Yǎo jīn see 半路殺出個程咬金|半路杀出个程咬金[bàn lù shā chū gè Chéng Yǎo jīn]
半路杀出个程咬金 bàn lù shā chū gè Chéng Yǎo jīn lit. Cheng Yaojin ambushes the enemy (saying)/fig. sb shows up unexpectedly and disrupts the plan/sb whose presence is regarded as irksome
棒杀 bàng shā to bludgeon to death/(fig.) to defeat sb by publicly criticizing them
背杀 bèi shā (slang) (usu. of a woman) sb who looks stunning from behind/sb who has a great figure but not necessarily an attractive face/abbr. for 背影殺手|背影杀手[bèi yǐng shā shǒu]
背影杀手 bèi yǐng shā shǒu (slang) (usu. of a woman) sb who looks stunning from behind/sb who has a great figure but not necessarily an attractive face/abbr. to 背殺|背杀[bèi shā]
被自杀 bèi zì shā a death claimed to be a suicide by the authorities
搏杀 bó shā fighting/killing
捕杀 bǔ shā to hunt and kill (an animal or fish)
惨杀 cǎn shā to slaughter/to kill mercilessly
残杀 cán shā to massacre/to slaughter
残杀者 cán shā zhě killer/butcher/slaughterer
冲杀 chōng shā to charge
刺杀 cì shā to assassinate/(military) to fight with a bayonet/(baseball) to put out (a baserunner)
大规模杀伤性武器 dà guī mó shā shāng xìng wǔ qì weapons of mass destruction
大量杀伤武器 dà liàng shā shāng wǔ qì weapons of mass destruction
打杀 dǎ shā to kill
大杀风景 dà shā fēng jǐng to be a blot on the landscape/to dampen spirits/to spoil the fun/to be a wet blanket
大屠杀 dà tú shā massacre/Holocaust
大屠杀事件 dà tú shā shì jiàn massacre/Holocaust
敌杀死 Dí shā sǐ Decis (insecticide brand)
毒杀 dú shā to kill by poisoning
扼杀 è shā to strangle/to throttle
反杀 fǎn shā to respond to an assault by killing one's assailant
封杀 fēng shā to shut out/to block/to smother
赶尽杀绝 gǎn jìn shā jué to kill to the last one (idiom)/to exterminate/to eradicate/ruthless
故杀 gù shā premeditated murder
过失杀人 guò shī shā rén see 過失致死罪|过失致死罪[guò shī zhì sǐ zuì]
奸杀 jiān shā to rape and murder
缴枪不杀 jiǎo qiāng bù shā “surrender and your life will be spared”
借刀杀人 jiè dāo shā rén to lend sb a knife to kill sb/to get sb else to do one's dirty work/to attack using the strength of another (idiom)
劫杀 jié shā to rob and kill
绝杀 jué shā to deal the fatal blow (sports, chess etc)/to score the winning point
砍杀 kǎn shā to attack with a bladed weapon
坑杀 kēng shā to bury alive/to ensnare
扣杀 kòu shā to smash a ball/to spike
滥杀 làn shā to kill indiscriminately/to massacre
滥杀无辜 làn shā wú gū willfully slaughter the innocent (idiom)
勒杀 lēi shā to strangle
连环杀手 lián huán shā shǒu serial killer
猎杀 liè shā to kill (in hunting)
猎杀红色十月号 Liè shā Hóng sè Shí yuè hào "The Hunt for Red October", a novel by Tom Clancy
马杀鸡 mǎ shā jī massage (loanword)
秒杀 miǎo shā (Internet) flash sale/(sports or online gaming) rapid dispatch of an opponent
抹杀 mǒ shā to erase/to cover traces/to obliterate evidence/to expunge/to blot out/to suppress
谋杀 móu shā to murder/to assassinate/intentional homicide
谋杀案 móu shā àn murder case
谋杀罪 móu shā zuì murder
南京大屠杀 Nán jīng Dà tú shā the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38
南京大屠杀事件 Nán jīng Dà tú shā Shì jiàn The Rape of Nanking (1997 documentary book by Iris Chang 張純如|张纯如)
虐杀 nüè shā to kill (or assault) sadistically
捧杀 pěng shā to praise sb in a way that puts them at a disadvantage
拼杀 pīn shā to grapple (with the enemy)/to fight at the risk of one's life
破片杀伤 pò piàn shā shāng (military) fragmentation (grenade, bomb etc)
剖腹自杀 pōu fù zì shā hara-kiri
扑杀 pū shā to kill/to cull
枪杀 qiāng shā to shoot dead
情杀 qíng shā murder as a crime of passion
杀草快 shā cǎo kuài diquat
杀虫 shā chóng insecticide
杀虫剂 shā chóng jì insecticide/pesticide
杀虫药 shā chóng yào insecticide
杀出重围 shā chū chóng wéi to force one's way out of encirclement/to break through
杀敌 shā dí to attack the enemy
杀掉 shā diào to kill
杀毒软件 shā dú ruǎn jiàn antivirus software
杀蠹药 shā dù yào mothicide
杀风景 shā fēng jǐng variant of 煞風景|煞风景[shā fēng jǐng]
杀富济贫 shā fù jì pín robbing the rich to help the poor
杀害 shā hài to murder
杀虎斩蛟 shā hǔ zhǎn jiāo lit. to kill the tiger and behead the scaly dragon
杀机 shā jī desire to commit murder/great danger
杀鸡给猴看 shā jī gěi hóu kàn lit. to kill a chicken in front of a monkey/fig. to make an example of sb (by punishment) to frighten others
杀鸡儆猴 shā jī jǐng hóu lit. killing the chicken to warn the monkey (idiom)/fig. to punish an individual as an example to others/pour encourager les autres
杀鸡警猴 shā jī jǐng hóu lit. killing the chicken to warn the monkey (idiom)/to punish an individual as an example to others/pour encourager les autres
杀鸡取卵 shā jī qǔ luǎn lit. to kill the chicken to get the eggs (idiom)/fig. to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
杀鸡吓猴 shā jī xià hóu lit. killing the chicken to scare the monkey (idiom)/to punish an individual as an example to others/pour encourager les autres
杀鸡焉用牛刀 shā jī yān yòng niú dāo don't use a sledgehammer on a nut/aquila non capit muscam
杀鸡宰鹅 shā jī zǎi é kill the chickens and butcher the geese (idiom)
杀价 shā jià to beat down the price/to haggle/to slash one's prices
杀进 shā jìn to storm (a city etc)/to raid
杀进杀出 shā jìn shā chū to execute a lightning raid/(investment) to buy, then quickly sell/(tourism) to visit a destination for only a short stay
杀绝 shā jué to exterminate
杀菌 shā jūn to kill germs/to disinfect/to sterilize
杀菌剂 shā jūn jì a disinfectant
杀戮 shā lù to massacre/to slaughter
杀螺剂 shā luó jì snail poison
杀马特 shā mǎ tè Chinese subculture of young urban migrants, usually of low education, with exaggerated hairstyles, heavy make-up, flamboyant costumes, piercings etc (loanword from "smart")
杀灭 shā miè to exterminate
杀牛宰羊 shā niú zǎi yáng slaughter the cattle and butcher the sheep/to prepare a big feast (idiom)
杀气 shā qì murderous spirit/aura of death/to vent one's anger
杀气腾腾 shā qì téng téng ferocious/murderous-looking
杀青 shā qīng to put the last hand to (a book, a film etc)/to finalize/to kill-green (a step in the processing of tea leaves)
杀球 shā qiú to spike the ball (volleyball etc)/to smash (tennis etc)
杀人 shā rén homicide/to murder/to kill (a person)
杀人案 shā rén àn murder case/homicide case
杀人案件 shā rén àn jiàn (case of, incident of) murder
杀人不过头点地 shā rén bù guò tóu diǎn dì It's all exaggeration, you don't need to take it seriously/a fuss about nothing/nothing to write home about
杀人不眨眼 shā rén bù zhǎ yǎn to murder without blinking an eye (idiom)/ruthless/cold-blooded
杀人犯 shā rén fàn murderer/homicide
杀人放火 shā rén fàng huǒ to kill and burn (idiom)/murder and arson
杀人鲸 shā rén jīng killer whale (Orcinus orca)
杀人狂 shā rén kuáng homicidal maniac
杀人如麻 shā rén rú má lit. to kill people like scything flax (idiom)/fig. to kill people like flies
杀人未遂 shā rén wèi suì attempted murder
杀人越货 shā rén yuè huò to kill sb for his property (idiom)/to murder for money
杀软 shā ruǎn antivirus software/abbr. for 殺毒軟件|杀毒软件[shā dú ruǎn jiàn]
杀伤 shā shāng to kill or injure
杀伤力 shā shāng lì destructive power/harmfulness
杀生 shā shēng to take the life of a living creature
杀手 shā shǒu killer/murderer/hit man/(sports) formidable player
杀手级应用 shā shǒu jí yìng yòng killer application/killer app
杀手锏 shā shǒu jiǎn (fig.) trump card
杀熟 shā shú to swindle associates, friends or relatives
杀鼠药 shā shǔ yào rat poison
杀死 shā sǐ to kill
杀头 shā tóu to behead
杀一儆百 shā yī jǐng bǎi lit. kill one to warn a hundred (idiom)/to punish an individual as an example to others/pour encourager les autres
杀一警百 shā yī jǐng bǎi variant of 殺一儆百|杀一儆百[shā yī jǐng bǎi]
杀婴 shā yīng infanticide
杀真菌 shā zhēn jūn fungicidal/to have a fungicidal effect
杀真菌剂 shā zhēn jūn jì fungicide
杀彘教子 shā zhì jiào zǐ to kill a pig as a lesson to the children (idiom)/parents must teach by example
杀猪宰羊 shā zhū zǎi yáng to kill the pigs and slaughter the sheep (idiom)
上阵杀敌 shàng zhèn shā dí to go into battle/to strike at the enemy
射杀 shè shā to shoot dead (with a gun, or bow and arrow)
生杀大权 shēng shā dà quán life-and-death power/ultimate power
时间是把杀猪刀 shí jiān shì bǎ shā zhū dāo lit. time is a butcher's knife/fig. time marches on, relentless and unforgiving/nothing gold can stay
嗜杀成性 shì shā chéng xìng bloodthirsty
厮杀 sī shā to fight at close quarters/hand-to-hand
肃杀 sù shā austere/stern/harsh/somber and desolate (autumn or winter)
他杀 tā shā homicide (law)
天杀的 tiān shā de Goddam!/goddamn/wretched
投杀 tóu shā (sports) (cricket) to bowl a batsman out
屠杀 tú shā to massacre/massacre/bloodbath/carnage
屠杀者 tú shā zhě killer/butcher
畏罪自杀 wèi zuì zì shā to commit suicide to escape punishment
问客杀鸡 wèn kè shā jī lit. asking guests whether or not to butcher a chicken for them (idiom)/fig. hypocritical show of affection (or hospitality)
误杀 wù shā to mistakenly kill/manslaughter
相爱相杀 xiāng ài xiāng shā to have a love-hate relationship with each other
卸磨杀驴 xiè mò shā lǘ lit. to kill the donkey when the grinding is done (idiom)/to get rid of sb once he has ceased to be useful
凶杀 xiōng shā to murder/assassination
凶杀案 xiōng shā àn murder case
眼露杀气 yǎn lù shā qì to have a murderous look in one's eyes (idiom)
掩杀 yǎn shā to make a surprise attack/to pounce on (an enemy)
一笔抹杀 yī bǐ mǒ shā to blot out at one stroke/to reject out of hand/to deny without a hearing
缢杀 yì shā to strangle to death
以眦睚杀人 yǐ zì yá shā rén to kill sb for a trifle
预谋杀人 yù móu shā rén premeditated murder
宰杀 zǎi shā to slaughter (an animal for meat)/to butcher
斩杀 zhǎn shā to behead
折杀 zhé shā to not deserve (one's good fortune etc)
诛尽杀绝 zhū jìn shā jué to wipe out/to exterminate
诛杀 zhū shā to kill/to murder
追杀 zhuī shā to chase to kill
自杀 zì shā to kill oneself/to commit suicide/to attempt suicide
自杀式 zì shā shì suicide (attack)/suicidal
自杀式爆炸 zì shā shì bào zhà suicide bombing
自杀式炸弹 zì shā shì zhà dàn a suicide bomb
自杀炸弹杀手 zì shā zhà dàn shā shǒu suicide bomber
自相残杀 zì xiāng cán shā to massacre one another (idiom)/internecine strife

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