n. snake
Other meanings
[yí]   char. see 委蛇
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.
huà shé tiān zú
idiom. paint a snake with feet (means superfluous), gild the lily
dú shé
n. viper, poisonous snake
yì tiáo shé
phr. a snake
hǔ tóu shé wěi
idiom. begin with tigerish energy but peter out towards the end (an impotent conclusion); a brave beginning and weak ending
shé nián
n. (Chinese calendar) year of the snake
shé tóu
n./phr. ringleader of organized illegal immigration; snake head