xǐ to wash; to bathe

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, xiān first; before ]
Made with 9 strokes.
Water gives the idea of washing and 'xian-first' is the phonetic

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Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (perspiration) hàn (chinese) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)

Sounds same

xǐ (box; bag) xǐ (to be fond of)

Different tone

西 xī (west) xī (sunset) xī (to bestow) xí (to practice) xì (system)

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Pronunciation

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