Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔）
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Character: 氏English Senses For (英文): shi4
family name / surname / a character placed after a married woman's maiden name / nee / the title of a government position in former times
English Senses For (英文): zhi1
name of an ancient barbarian tribe
New! Simplification explanation under construction.
氏 shi4 zhi1 (productive phonetic)
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New! etymology explanation under construction.
Primitive pictograph 氏. A man leaning over. Meaning mister.
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