殺人如麻

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Chinese[edit]

to kill someone 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”.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/2 1/1 1/2 1/1
Initial () (21) (38) (38) (4)
Final () (71) (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
/ʃˠat̚/ /ȵiɪn/ /ȵɨʌ/ /mˠa/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʃᵚat̚/ /ȵin/ /ȵiɔ/ /mᵚa/
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɐt̚/ /ȵʑjen/ /ȵʑiɔ/ /ma/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʂaɨt̚/ /ȵin/ /ȵɨə̆/ /maɨ/
Li
Rong
/ʃat̚/ /ȵiĕn/ /ȵiɔ/ /ma/
Wang
Li
/ʃat̚/ /ȵʑĭĕn/ /ȵʑĭo/ /ma/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʂăt̚/ /ȵʑi̯ĕn/ /ȵʑi̯wo/ /ma/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
sha rén
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
saat3 jan4 jyu4 maa4

Idiom[edit]

殺人如麻

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