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ˇ

purple

紫 is a 12 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as in the third tone.

It is made up of the components (this) and (silk).

  • ˇ

    purple

    • ˇ

      this

    • ㄇㄧ ˋ

      silk

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a bee stings you, your arm turns purple and you use silk to cover it up
by jmarieq918

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Pronunciation

We found 1 pronunciation for 紫

Definitions for 紫 pronounced as zǐ

  • purple
  • violet
  • amethyst
  • Lithospermum erythrorhizon (flowering plant whose root provides red purple dye)
  • Japanese: murasaki

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