xiā shrimp; prawn

Made up of [ chóng insect; worm radical 142, xià down; below ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 9 strokes.
The insect is the classifier on the left while 'xia' gives the phonetic and also can the thought of insect below - underwater

Related characters


Also uses chóng component: dú (alone) shé (snake) suī (although)

Different tone

xià (summer) xià (down)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

虾兵蟹将 xiā bīng xiè jiàng A laughably ineffective solution to a problem