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 (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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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.

zhì aspiration


Full information for
Chinese proverb

Proverb

bù dēng tiān [yi bu deng tian]
one stride reach heaven
Approach heaven with a single stride
An attempt to achieve a goal all in one go without hard work
Rome was not built in a day
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