Write “丝”(silk) in Chinese character

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One character a day, easy to master Chinese characters. Let’s take a look at the basic knowledge of “丝”.

丝 sī  
Explnantion: silk
Phrases: 丝绸(sī chóu)silk cloth  ;丝毫(sī háo) the slightest amount or degree
丝( )像两卷捆在一起的丝线,指的当然是蚕丝。因为丝线很细,所以人们会用“丝”来形容精致的东西,古代有些乐器也是用丝线制造的。
This was a pictogram of two reels of silk threads tied together ( ), meaning cocoon silk. Because silk thread is very fine and thin , 丝was later used to describe things that were very delicate. Moreover, 丝also meant string instruments in ancient China, and竹 (zhú: bamboo) meant woodwind instruments.

Sentences:

1. Zhège xiǎohái chuān zhe yì jiàn sīchóu zhī chéng de dùdōu.
这个小孩穿着一件丝绸织成的肚兜。
The child is wearing a belly-slip made of silk.

 

2.Tā sīháo bùgěi miànzi,huà yě bùshuō jiù zǒu le.
他丝毫不给面子,话也不说就走了。
He never gave other people face and left without saying a single word.
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