CHINESE SCRIPT

CHINESE CHARACTER FORMATION & ETYMOLOGY

  

 

 

 

3 strokes ( )

ㄗ3, ㄗ5 (z3, z5)

zǐ, zi

 

= offspring, child; fruit, seed of; first terrestrial branch => picture representing a baby in a cradle, with outstretched arms, while its legs still hidden by a blanket (radical 39); it often occurs independently and as a suffix to many nouns

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