adj./v. hot, spicy, peppery; vicious, ruthless; (of smell or taste) burn, bite, sting
    bitter
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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suān là tǔ dòu sī
phr. shredded sour and spicy potato
là jiāo yóu
phr. chili oil
xīn hén shǒu là
idiom. be extremely cruel and merciless
là de zhí liú yǎn lèi
phr. be so spicy that one's eyes become teary