sī silk


Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 6 strokes.
Based on the picture of two curled up silkworms that produce silk

Sounds same

sī (private) sī (to think)

Different tone

sǐ (die) sì (four) sì (snake) sì (to run) sì (Buddhist temple)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form:

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

藕断丝连 oǔ duàn sī lián Friendship survives adversity
一丝不苟 yī sī bù gǒu To be meticulous. To pay atttention to every detail