suī although; even though

Made up of [ chóng insect; worm radical 142, kǒu mouth radical 30]


Derived from picture of reptile - worm with a large head, character borrrowed to unrelated modern meaning

Related characters

Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat)

Sounds same

suī (rap)

Different tone

suí (Sui) suí suì (year)

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麻雀虽小,五脏俱全 má què suī xiǎo, wǔ zàng jù quán A person is a person regardless of size. Complete in every detail
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