sī silk

Note

A picture of a curled up silkworm
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 120 used in: hóng (red) ; gěi (give) ; zhǐ (paper) ; jīng (Classic) ; wéi (to preserve) ; lèi (tired) ; gāng (guiding principle) ; fēn (numerous) ; zǔ (to form) ; xù (beginnings) ; jié (knot) ; jì (order) ; fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)

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Sounds same

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (to think)

Different tone

sǐ (die) sì (four) sì (snake) sì (to run)
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stroke order for 纟
Stroke order for character 纟, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Japan and China

Japan and China show contrasting histories despite many shared cultural traditions. The Meiji restoration in Japan instituted a consitutional monarchy in 1868. Japan then rapidly transformed into a modern industrialized nation. China's trasnformation only really got going one hundred years later. Both countries have a one party state, the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan has been continuously in power for sixty years even though it is under a democratic system, the Communist part in China has been in unopposed power for over 65 years. Tensions remain over the sovereignty of islands around Japan and political tensions remain.
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