子 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zi

child

Pictograph of a small child with its two arms outstretched.

Evolution

子 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
子 Bronze script Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)

Bronze script

Early Western Zhou (~1000 BC)
子 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
子 Clerical script Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)

Clerical script

Western Jin dynasty (266-316 AD)
子 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zi

offspring, child; fruit, seed of; 1st terrestrial branch; (noun suffix)

 

son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wǔ​děng​jué​wèi]; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)

Most common words with 子
Freq.
Word
Meaning

孩子

child

儿子

son

son

房子

house

妻子

wife

Component uses

Meaning component in 25 characters

孿

Sound component in 7 characters

Iconic component in 9 characters

Remnant component in 3 characters

Unknown component in 1 character