sǐ die

Made up of [ dāi bad; vicious; corpse radical 78, spoon; ladle radical 21]

Note

Compound of 'corpse' and 'bone' meaning to die. Gives an unlucky connotation to the number 4 that sounds the same
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: běi (north) cǐ (this) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) lǎo (venerable) ne (and you?) néng (to be able to) tā (it)

Different tone

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think) sì (four) sì (snake) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

不到黄河不死心 bù dào Huáng hé bù sǐ xīn Keep going until you hit an insurmountable obstacle
出生入死 chū shēng rù sǐ Offer unquestioning support
干活不由东累死也无功 gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done
你死我活 nǐ sǐ wǒ huó To fight to the bitter end
瘦死的骆驼比马大 shòu sǐ de luò tuo bǐ mǎ dà Respect ancient wisdom rather than the new
死马当活马医 sǐ mǎ dāng huó mǎ yī Persevering when it is already too late. A lost cause

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