xǐ to wash; to bathe

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, xiān first; before ]

Note

Water gives the idea of washing and 'xian-first' is the phonetic
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)

Sounds same

xǐ (box; bag) xǐ (to be fond of)

Different tone

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

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