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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Simplified from (𠂤丨丿). Compare from .

Han characterEdit

(radical 50 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中中中月 (LLLB))

  1. commander, commander-in-chief
  2. handsome
  3. a surname

ReferencesEdit


CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping seoi3, Yale seui3)

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HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(Guangdong sai3 [Meixian])

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MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad.

HanziEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Old Tibetan སྲིད (srid, commander, leader)

PronunciationEdit

Modern varietiesEdit

  • Modern Standard Chinese:
    • IPA(key): /ʂu̯aɪ̯˥˩/
    • Pinyin: shuài
    • Zhuyin: ㄕㄨㄞˋ
    • Wade-Giles: shuai4
    • Gwoyeu Romatzyh: shuay
    • Tongyong Pinyin: shuài
    • Latinxua Sin Wenz: shuai


Ancient pronunciationsEdit


NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin shuài (shuai4), traditional )

Note: The following definitions are listed in a roughly chronological order. The definitions frequently occurring in Modern Standard Chinese are marked with †.

  1. (military) to command, to lead (and give orders to), to designate
    上下。 ——《管子·问篇》
    If the king appoints respected officers as commanders, there will be harmony in the military.
  2. †to lead, to guide
  3. (to be a) role model, example
  4. to follow, to adhere to
    帅教 (to follow guidance)
  5. rapid, sharp, sudden
    帅然 (suddenly, rapidly), 帅尔 (rapidly)
  6. commander-in-chief, marshal
  7. officialdom, senior officials
  8. †(of a person or a thing) leader, guider, leading factor
  9. (Xiangqi) marshal, the chief piece
  10. (colloquial) (of men) handsome, good-looking, hot
    (to be very good-looking), 帅哥 (handsome guy)
  11. (colloquial) elegant, beautiful, splendid, impressive
  12. a surname
CompoundsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (shuì, "shawl, mantelet") - may be used interchangeably; forms the character etymology of 帥.
  • (shuài, "to lead") - may be used interchangeably
  • (jiàng, "officer")

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ sòe (soe3))

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [tsan˥˧]
    • (Amoy) sue31, sui31

WuEdit

HanziEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Shanghai) (Taihu Wu): se3, sa3
  • (Suzhou) (Taihu Wu) se阴去(523)
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