巳 sì snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element
NotePicture of a snake
Number of strokes 3
Index 49 used in: 包 bāo (to cover)
; 异 yì (different)
; 起 qǐ (to rise)
Sounds same四 sì (four)
跑 sì (to run)
Different tone丝 sī (silk)
厶 sī (private)
纟 sī (silk)
思 sī (to think)
死 sǐ (die)
Full character form of this simplified radical: 己 jǐ
Stroke order for character 巳, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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