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The Chinese word she - 蛇 - shé
(snake in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shé

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English translations

snake, serpent

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 蛇 ( shé ) 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.
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Chinese characters  ( she / shé ) with pronunciation (English translation: snake )
The traditional Chinese characters of shé are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 蛇 ( she / shé ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
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).

Wo de shuxiang shi she.
Wŏ de shŭxiàng shì shé.

 – English translation: My (Chinese) zodiac sign is snake.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 11 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

reptile  |  formerly depicted the shape of a curled worm
 
Chinese example words containing the character 蛇 ( she / shé )
画蛇添足 ( huàshétiānzú = to ruin the effect by adding s.th. superfluous ), 眼镜蛇 ( yănjìngshé = cobra )
Other characters that are pronounced shé in Chinese

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