shī lion

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, dāo knife (radical) radical 18, jīn scarf; towel radical 50]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters

Also uses quǎn component: gǒu (dog) māo (cat) zhū (hog)
Also uses dāo component: bié (to leave) cè (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) gāng (hard) jù (drama) kān (to print) lì (sharp) lí (pear) qián (front)
Also uses jīn component: cháng (always) mào (hat) shì (market)

Sounds same

shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shī (poem)

Different tone

shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (food) shí (eat) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show) shì (room)

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