cǐ this; these

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, spoon; ladle radical 21]

Note

Originally a combination of picturs of 'toe' and 'man' giving idea of 'this one'
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using zhǐ : bù (a step) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zú (foot) 齿 chǐ (tooth) dìng (to set)
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Different tone

cí (porcelain)

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Pronunciation

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