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 mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea

Clapping

The tradition of clapping to show appreciation is a European tradition. In China clapping was used mainly to drive out evil spirits. This is a clear example of how different cultures can develop different traditions. Similarly shaking hands as a greeting is European, in China a greeting was made with a bow.
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