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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
sǎ | sa3
English translation
to sprinkle
to spray
to spill
to shed
to pour, to spill; to scatter, to shed; to wipe away

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Number of strokes

9

Traditional form

Contains the radical

shuǐ

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

water

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

氵西

Semantic compound

shuǐ

Phonetic compound

西

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. shuǐ represents the meaning and 西 represents the sound. Simplified form of .
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Example sentences using

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zuì hǎo xiān zài 地上 dì shang céng Shuǐ ,然后 ránhòu zài 打扫 dǎsǎo .

You'd better damp down the ground and then sweep it.

妈妈 māma zài 手帕 shǒu pà shǎng 香水 xiāng shuǐ ,使 shǐ 手帕 shǒu pà Wén 起来 qǐlai hěn 舒服 shūfu .

Mother puts perfume on her handkerchief to make It'smell pleasant.

茶房 chá fáng 打扫 dǎsǎo 地下 dì xià de 香烟 xiāng yān tóu , le 许多 xǔduō Shuǐ .

The cleaners were sprinkling water on the floor and sweeping up the cigarette - ends.

yuàn nín 永远 yǒngyuǎn shì chūn de 使者 shǐ zhě , jiāng 和煦 hé xù de 阳光 yángguāng 洒满 sǎ mǎn 人间 rénjiān .

You are a spring angel bringing genial sunshine to the world.

我们 wǒmen Xiàng 脸上 Shuǐ , lòng xǐng .

We dashed water in his face to wake him up.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
to spray
潇洒 xiāosǎ free and easy瀟灑
洒脱 sǎ tuō natural灑脫
喷洒 pēn sǎ to spray噴灑
挥洒 huī sǎ to sprinkle揮灑
洒满 sǎ mǎn to sprinkle over sth灑滿
抛洒 pāo sǎ to drip拋灑
洒水车 sǎ shuǐ chē sprinkler truck灑水車
洒水 sǎ shuǐ to sprinkle灑水
洋洋洒洒 yáng yáng sǎ sǎ voluminous洋洋灑灑
飘洒 piāo sǎ suave飄灑
洒水机 sǎ shuǐ jī sprinkler灑水機

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Decomposition

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