shé snake; serpent

Made up of [ chóng insect; worm radical 142, it ]

Note

Perhaps relates to snakes eating insects
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses chóng component: dú (alone) suī (although) xiā (shrimp)

Sounds same

shé (tongue)

Different tone

shè (to shoot) shè (residence) shè (to wade)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

打草惊蛇 dǎ cǎo jīng shé It is unwise to alert an enemy of your presence
虎头蛇尾 hǔ tóu shé wěi Begins promisingly but ends badly
画蛇添足 huà shě tiān zú Ruin by over working something. Add superfluous detail. Too meticulous
强龙难压地头蛇 qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
人心不足蛇吞象 rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng Greed is insatiable

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