sī silk


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Based on the picture of two curled up silkworms that produce silk
Number of strokes: 6

Sounds same

sī (private) sī (to think)

Different tone

sǐ (die) sì (four) sì (snake) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form:

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

藕断丝连 oǔ duàn sī lián Friendship survives adversity
一丝不苟 yī sī bù gǒu To be meticulous. To pay atttention to every detail
Chinese proverb

Proverb

使舵
Kàn fēng shǐ duò [kan feng shi duo]
look wind steer rudder
Steer the boat wherever the winds lead
Not sticking to the big plan. A fickle mind

shǎng to hand down

Made up of [ shàng still; yet; to value, bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]

Origin

The 'shang' element gives phonetic, 'bei' for valuables gives the menaing
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