sì four

Made up of [ box; bag radical 23, eight; 8 radical 12]

Note

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

Related characters


Using : yī (doctor)
Using : fēn (divide) gōng (public) qí (his) liù (six) gòng (common) xīng (prosper) xué (cave) dài (to respect)

Sounds same

sì (snake) sì (to run)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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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

四十五个人 sì shí wǔ gè rén 45 people
我们喝了四杯绿茶 wǒ ménhē lesì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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