齿 chǐ tooth

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

'Zhi' gives the rough phonetic the lower part is a picture of one tooth, in the old form there were four teeth
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using zhǐ : bù (a step) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zú (foot) cǐ (this) dìng (to set)

Different tone

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stroke order for 齿
Stroke order for character 齿, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
The governance of modern China

The governance of modern China

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Governing 1,400 million people is no mean feat. China's structure of government is a power pyramid with the President at its head. In theory the people elect representatives who decide policy, in practise the ruling elite are rarely challenged by the democratic process. However the strong military involvement in government has been on the wane for over 25 years.
I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

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