zì letter; symbol; character

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39, mián roof radical 40]

Note

The concept of a 'child' in a house (with a 'roof') gives idea of study but it actually is a borrowed meaning from a character sounding the same
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) xué (study) kǒng (great) hēng (prosperous) jì (season) sūn (grandson) lǐ (plum) hái (child) xiào (filial piety or obedience)
Using mián : ān (peace) tā (it) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) hán (cold) shí (real) zāi (disaster) gōng (palace) song (Song) yuàn (courtyard) yí (proper) kè (customer) xué (cave) róng (to hold) jiā (house) guān (official) dìng (to set)

Sounds same

zì (from)

Different tone

zǐ (child)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 字
Stroke order for character 字, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

八字没一撇 bā zì méi yì piě
字里行间 zì lǐ háng jiān Uncovering the hidden meaning or character
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