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Pronunciation
Mandarin
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci3, cik3, sik3
Japanese Kunsasu, soshiru, toge
Japanese Onshi, seki
Korean (Hangul)자, 척
Korean (Yale)ca, chek
Vietnamesethích
Meaning
Definition stab; prick, irritate; prod
Character Rank
Traditional1287
Simplified793
常用字表1058
Hong Kong Grade Level2
Common Words With This Character  
刺激cìjīto provoke; to irritate; to upset; to stimulate; to excite; irritant
讽刺fěngcìto satirize; to mock; irony; satire; sarcasm
刺杀cìshāto assassinate; (military) to fight with a bayonet; (baseball) to put out (a baserunner)
刺探cìtànto pry into; to spy on; to probe into
倒刺dàocìbarb; barbed tip (e.g. of fishhook)
Related Characters
Specialized Semantic
Historical Variant
Same Structure & Phonetic Component(Sign-in required)
Computer Encoding
Unicode U+523A
Big 5A8EB
GB2312B4CC
Input Method Codes
Cangjiedbln
Four Corner5290.0
WuBi 86gmij
WuBi 98smjh gmij
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Chinese characters or pinyin syllables