厶 sī private; secret; selfish
NoteA picture of a nose. Pointing to one's nose indicates 'self'.
Number of strokes 2
Index 28 used in: 去 qù (go)
; 公 gōng (public)
; 能 néng (to be able to)
; 台 tái (typhoon)
; 至 zhì (to arrive)
; 么 me (what)
Sounds same丝 sī (silk)
纟 sī (silk)
思 sī (to think)
Different tone死 sǐ (die)
四 sì (four)
巳 sì (snake)
跑 sì (to run)
Stroke order for character 厶, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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