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prep./adv. since, from; naturally, certainly
Other meanings
[zì]   char. self, oneself
[zì]   radical. self
    self
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zì cóng xiàn xié yǐ hòu , wǒ de shēn tǐ jiù bú tài shū fu
phr. I have felt poorly since I donated blood.
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tā zì cóng shàng le zhāng lǎo shī de kè zhī hòu jiù mí shang le zhé xué .
phr. He became fascinated with philosophy since he heard Mr. Zhang's lecture.
zì cǐ
conj. since then, henceforth
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dà xué bì yè yǐ hòu tā jiù huí jiā le zì cí wǒ zài yě méi yǒu jiàn guo tā
phr. After graduating from the university, he just went home, I have never seen him since then.
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wǒ men zì yòu jiù rèn shi
phr. We've known each other since we were children.
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tā zì yòu shī míng
phr. He lost his sight since childhood.
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zì cóng tā shī yè yǐ lái , tā de yàng zi zǒng shì nà yàng lā tā
phr. Ever since he lost his job, he has been rather down.
zì bú yòng shuō
phr. it goes without saying