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v. be blind; (of a bomb) fail to explode; (of plants) fail to produce fruits; (dialect) waste; become tangled
Other meanings
[xiā]   adv. foolishly, vainly, groundlessly

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
xiā zi
n. blind person
xiā dàn
nphr. dud, blind shell
xiā dào zi
nphr. blind rice plants
tóu fa xiā chéng yì tuán
phr. (dialect) the hair is all in a tangle
bào fēng yǔ xiā le xǔ duō zhuāng jia .
phr. (dialect) The storm destroyed a lot of crops.