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Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
cā | ca1
English translation
to wipe
to erase
rubbing (brush stroke in painting)
to clean
to polish
to clean, to erase, to polish; a brush

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Number of strokes

17

Traditional form

Contains the radical

shǒu

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

hand

Etymology of

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

扌察

Semantic compound

shǒu

Phonetic compound

chá

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. shǒu represents the meaning and chá represents the sound.

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进屋 qián xiān 靴子 xuē zi 干净 gānjìng .

He scraped his boots clean before coming into the house.

听到 tīng dào 窗外 yǒu 什么 shénme 东西 dōngxī fēi 过去 guòqu .

I heard something scraping along outside the window.

le gēn 火柴 huǒchái 蜡烛 làzhú diǎn liàng .

He struck a light and set the candle going.

yín pán hěn liàng .

She rubbed up the silver plates to a high gloss.

穿 chuān de 鞋子 xié zi zhēn liàng ā !

What shiny shoes you're wearing!

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
to wipe
摩擦 mócā friction摩擦 mócā
擦伤 cā shāng to abrade擦傷
擦肩而过 cā jiān ér guò brief encounter擦肩而過
擦掉 cā diào to wipe擦掉 cā diào
擦屁股 cā pì gu (lit.) to wipe one’s ass擦屁股 cā pì gu
擦拭 cā shì to wipe clean擦拭 cā shì
擦洗 cā xǐ to swab擦洗 cā xǐ
擦干 cā gān to wipe dry擦乾
擦亮 cā liàng to polish擦亮 cā liàng
磨擦 mó cā friction磨擦 mó cā
摩拳擦掌 mó quán cā zhǎng to roll up one's sleeves for battle摩拳擦掌 mó quán cā zhǎng
擦边球 cā biān qiú fig. to skirt the line legally or morally擦邊球
摩擦力 mó cā lì friction摩擦力 mó cā lì
擦身而过 cā shēn ér guò to brush past擦身而過
橡皮擦 xiàng pí cā eraser橡皮擦 xiàng pí cā
擦亮眼睛 cā liàng yǎn jīng to be on one's guard擦亮眼睛 cā liàng yǎn jīng
板擦 bǎn cā blackboard eraser板擦 bǎn cā
擦澡 cā zǎo to take a sponge bath擦澡 cā zǎo
塞擦音 sè cā yīn affricate (phonetics)塞擦音 sè cā yīn
擦子 cā zi eraser擦子 cā zi
喉擦音 hóu cā yīn guttural fricative喉擦音 hóu cā yīn

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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