齿 chǐ tooth

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]
Used as component 齿 in : líng
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


Also uses zhǐ component: bù (a step) cǐ (this) dìng (to set) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) zú (foot)

Different tone

chī (to eat) chì (step)

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stroke order for 齿
Stroke order for character 齿, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
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