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The Chinese word shang - 伤 - shāng
(injury in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shāng

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English translations

injury"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, to harm,
wound"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, to hurt

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 伤 ( shāng ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( shang / shāng ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>injury</m> )
伤 ( shang / shāng ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 伤 ( shang / shāng ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Ni shang le ta de xin.
Nĭ shāng le tā de xīn.

 – English translation: You broke her heart.

Character complexity
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is composed of 6 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

wound  |  casualties
伤 ( shang / shāng ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 538)
Chinese example words containing the character 伤 ( shang / shāng )
哀伤 ( āishāng = sad ), 悲伤 ( bēishāng = sad ), 伤害 ( shānghài = hurt ), 伤心 ( shāngxīn = sad )
Other characters that are pronounced shāng in Chinese
More words that mean to harm in Chinese
( 误 )

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