殺人如麻

ChineseEdit

to kill someone; murder; homicide as (if); such as
 
(to have) pins and needles; tingling; hemp
(to have) pins and needles; tingling; hemp; numb; to bother
trad. (殺人如麻) 殺人
simp. (杀人如麻) 杀人
Literally: “to massacre people like mowing down hemp”.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1 1/2 1/1
Initial () (21) (38) (38) (4)
Final () (75) (43) (22) (98)
Tone (調) Checked (Ø) Level (Ø) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Open
Division () II III III II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ʃˠɛt̚/ /ȵiɪn/ /ȵɨʌ/ /mˠa/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʃᵚæt̚/ /ȵin/ /ȵiɔ/ /mᵚa/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃæt̚/ /ȵʑjen/ /ȵʑiɔ/ /ma/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʂəɨt̚/ /ȵin/ /ȵɨə̆/ /maɨ/
Li
Rong
/ʃɛt̚/ /ȵiĕn/ /ȵiɔ/ /ma/
Wang
Li
/ʃæt̚/ /ȵʑĭĕn/ /ȵʑĭo/ /ma/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʂat̚/ /ȵʑi̯ĕn/ /ȵʑi̯wo/ /ma/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
sha rén

IdiomEdit

殺人如麻

  1. to have killed countless people; to have committed countless murders