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Chapter-08 HSK-A
6 strokes

Explanation of characters by Herbert A. Giles

Tzŭ was originally a picture of the human nose, and it is still found in the ordinary word 鼻 pi a nose. Its earliest known sense seems to have been to follow; hence, from. Its later sense of self may have grown up by attraction, i.e. attraction of the self in 自己 tzŭ chi (= from self) from the chi to the tzŭ, the former being gradually dropped.

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Phrases ending with the given character

each minding his own business

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