Chinese Word Entry

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄕˋ ㄗ˙
Mandarin (Pinyin): shì zi
Cantonese (Jyutping): sik1 zi2
  1. swab

  2. cotton pad

  3. smear (for medical test)

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Chinese characters used in this word

wipe, mop, swab, wipe away stains with cloth
Mandarin: ㄕˋ (shì)
Cantonese: sik1
Japanese: ショク (shoku)、 シキ (shiki) / ぬぐ.う (nuguu)、 ふ.く (fuku)
Korean: 식 (sig)
Vietnamese: thức, rị

child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac, offspring, fruit, seed of, 1st terrestrial branch
Mandarin: ㄗˇ (zǐ), ㄗˊ (zí), ㄗ˙ (zi)
Cantonese: zi2
Japanese: シ (shi)、 ス (su)、 ツ (tsu) / こ (ko)、 -こ (-ko)、 ね (ne)、 み (mi)、 おとこ (otoko)
Korean: 자 (ja)
Vietnamese: tử, tý, tí
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