sì to run; to run away; to escape

Made up of [ foot; to be sufficient; ample radical 157, bāo to cover; to wrap; to hold ]

Note

The foot radical suggests running and 'bao' give rough phonetic
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using : lù (road) gēn (heel)
Using bāo : bào (to hold) pào (bubble) bǎo (to eat till full) pào (cannon)

Sounds same

sì (four) sì (snake)

Different tone

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think) sǐ (die)

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Pronunciation

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yì easy; amiable; to change

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72, wù do not]

Origin

Originally a picture of a chameleon hence idea of change, now made up of 'sun' and 'do not' so can be remembered as 'sun does not change'
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