sì snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element

Similar looking characters : jǐ (self)
Made with 3 strokes.
Picture of a snake

Sounds same

sì (four) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)

Different tone

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


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

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


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