zì letter; symbol; character

Made up of [ child; sage; seed radical 39, mián roof radical 40]
Similar looking characters : xué (study)

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


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

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 You can't do everything on your own
字里行间 zì lǐ háng jiān Uncovering the hidden meaning or character

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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