xǐ to be fond of; to like; to enjoy

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, lucky; propitious ]


Consists of 'drum' and 'mouth' suggesting 'joyful' entertainment - singing and music
Number of strokes 12

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) suī (although) tái (typhoon) 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) huí (to circle)
Using : jú (tangerine) jié (knot)

Sounds same

xǐ (box; bag)

Different tone

西 xī (west) xī (sunset) xí (to practice) xì (system)

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zuān to drill; to bore; to get into

Made up of [ jīn metal radical 167, zhān to observe; to divine]


Metal radical suggests digging for ore, 'zhan' is rough phonetic
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