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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from  (𠂤 → 丨丿). Compare from .

Han character[edit]

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

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

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping seoi3, Yale seui3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Guangdong sai3 [Meixian])


Mandarin[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Hanzi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Modern varieties[edit]

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


Ancient pronunciations[edit]


Noun[edit]

(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
Compounds[edit]

See also[edit]

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

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ sòe (soe3))

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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