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

Related characters

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

Sounds same

(box; bag) (to be fond of)

Different tone

西 (west) (sunset) (to bestow) (to practice) (system)

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