sì four

Made up of [ wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31, eight; 8 radical 12]
Similar looking characters : 西 xī (west)


A square area divided into four parts, it has the division character in the middle
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters

Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) guó (country) huí (to circle) miàn (face) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)
Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)

Sounds same

sì (snake) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)

Different tone

sī (silk) sī (private) sī (silk) sī (to think) sǐ (die)

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stroke order for 四
Stroke order for character 四, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


四川 Sichuan


四平 Siping, Jilin


家徒四壁 jiā tú sì bì To be very poor
四面楚歌 sì miàn chǔ gē Ambushed from all sides. Hopeless situation. In the battle of Gaixia troops surrounding the enemy sang songs of home, breaking their spirit. From the classic Shi Ji from 2,200 years ago. After the end of the Qin dynasty the Han general used this tactic against of the Chu kingdom. The Chu songs persuaded the surrounded Chu forces that the Han must have overrun much of the Chu kingdom already


sì shí wǔ gè rén 45 people
绿 wǒ mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea

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