sì snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element

Note

Picture of a snake
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 49 used in: bāo (to cover) ; yì (different)

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Sounds same

sì (four) sì (to run)

Different tone

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think) sǐ (die)
Full character form of this simplified radical:

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

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Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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