sī private; secret; selfish

Note

A picture of a nose. Pointing to one's nose indicates 'self'.
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 28 used in: qù (go) ; gōng (public) ; néng (to be able to) ; tái (typhoon) ; zhì (to arrive) ; me (what)

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Sounds same

sī (silk) sī (silk) sī (to think)

Different tone

sǐ (die) sì (four) sì (snake) sì (to run)

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

Old coins

Ancient civilizations can often be identified from a use of standard coinage over many centuries. China can claim to have used coins continuously for 3,000 years and a standard coin the wuzhi - round with a square hole - was in circulation for 2,000 years.
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Fri 1st Dec 2017

Grave robber given the death sentence

China can not be accused of taking the digging up of historical artifacts from burials lightly. It has always been culturally important to respect the graves of the dead as many still believe the ancestors pass judgment on their families. China has many ancient tombs some containing valuable ornaments and jewelry, particularly in northern China.

Yao Yuzhong from Inner Mongolia has been found guilty of grave robbing - not just himself but heading up a gang numbering 225 people. He now has two years to mount an appeal and even if he loses that, he may have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment for good behavior.


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