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son, suffix, person, seed, egg, child, children
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 子 ( zĭ ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of zĭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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Usage as a radical
子 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called zĭzìpáng.
子 is composed of 3 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
descendant | woman | an unaccentuated suffix for commonly used one syllable nouns子 ( zi / zĭ ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 22)
Chinese example words containing the character 子 ( zi / zĭ )