xǐ to be fond of; to like; to enjoy

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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