shè to shoot; to launch; to allude to

Made up of [ shēn body; life; oneself radical 158, cùn unit of length; inch; thumb radical 41]

Note

A body and a thumb taken to represent somebody shooting an arrow
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using shēn : tǎng (to recline)
Using cùn : dé (get) duì (right) shù (tree) fēng (to confer) shí (time)

Sounds same

shè (residence)

Different tone

shé (tongue)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jiā tú [jia tu si bi]
house empty four walls
To have nothing but the bare walls of a house
To be very poor

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