sì four

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, eight; 8 radical 12]
Similar looking characters : 西 xī (west)

Note

A square area divided into four parts, it has the division character in the middle
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) guó (country) huí (to circle) miàn (face) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)
Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)

Sounds same

sì (snake) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)

Different tone

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

< Previous Next >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

stroke order for 四
Stroke order for character 四, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Provinces

四川 Sichuan

Cities

四平 Siping, Jilin

Proverbs

家徒四壁 jiā tú sì bì To be very poor
四面楚歌 sì miàn chǔ gē Ambushed from all sides. Under sustained attack

Phrases

sì shí wǔ gè rén 45 people
绿 wǒ mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea

Chinese Language

Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination.
Read More

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
More details...
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character sì 四 four', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_si_4.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2018