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strike, hit

Chinese translation: 击 or 打

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English term or phrase:strike, hit
Chinese translation:击 or 打
Entered by: Smartrans He
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08:06 Nov 9, 2001
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: strike, hit
I need a Cantonese translation, not Mandarin. In a martial arts context. I would love to hear a variety of terms rather than just one.
shannon mcmonagle
击 or 打
Explanation:
击 (ji1) and 打 (da3) are the genaral words for 'strike' or 'hit'. Sorry, I am not a Cantonese speaker and cannot give you the Cantonese pronunciations.

In Chinese martial arts, there is a lot of words for specific striking movements using different part of the body in different scenarios. Just mention a few of them:

Fist:
冲(chong1), 捣(dao3), 捶(chui2), 砸(za2), 贯(guan4)

Palm:
插(cha1), 挑(tiao2), 撩(liao1), 砍(kan3), 盖(gai4)

Foot:
蹬(deng1), 弹(tan2), 踩(cai3), 戳(chuo1), 踹(chuai4)

Hope these can help.
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Xiaoping Fu
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Local time: 19:07
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击 or 打


Explanation:
击 (ji1) and 打 (da3) are the genaral words for 'strike' or 'hit'. Sorry, I am not a Cantonese speaker and cannot give you the Cantonese pronunciations.

In Chinese martial arts, there is a lot of words for specific striking movements using different part of the body in different scenarios. Just mention a few of them:

Fist:
冲(chong1), 捣(dao3), 捶(chui2), 砸(za2), 贯(guan4)

Palm:
插(cha1), 挑(tiao2), 撩(liao1), 砍(kan3), 盖(gai4)

Foot:
蹬(deng1), 弹(tan2), 踩(cai3), 戳(chuo1), 踹(chuai4)

Hope these can help.


Xiaoping Fu
Canada
Local time: 19:07
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 2566

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