sī silk

Alternative traditional form of character:


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

Sounds same

sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think)

Different tone

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

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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.

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