snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element

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

Sounds same

(four) (to run) (Buddhist temple)

Different tone

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


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