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v. scratch (with one's nails)

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.
sāo yǎng
v. scratch oneself because of itching
sāo dào yǎng chù
idiom. scratch where it itches, (fig.) hit the nail on the head, get to the root of the matter
gé xuē sāo yǎng
idiom. to scratch an itch from outside one's boot -- attempt an ineffective solution