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 Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.

bào to announce; to inform; report

Made up of [ shǒu hand radical 64, jié seal (of document) radical 26, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Origin

The elements suggest a sealed document held in a right hand - hence 'announce'
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