shǐ arrow; to vow

Note

Ancient picture of an arrow, now has lost righthand side point
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 111 used in: zhī (to know) ; zú (clan) ; ǎi (low) ; hòu (wait)

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Sounds same

shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (pig)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (food) shí (eat) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show)

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stroke order for 矢
Stroke order for character 矢, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

矢口否认 shǐ kǒu fǒu rèn To flatly deny the truth
Tue 10th Apr

World's longest sea bridge in peril?

Concerns have been expressed about the stability of the sea bridge from Macau to Hong Kong that is planned to open (belatedly) later this year. An artificial island has been created where the traffic will go under the busy Pearl River shipping lanes in a tunnel. Summer storms have ripped up some of the island's outer defenses. Experts say the damage is superficial and the integrity of the island is not under threat.

When opened it will be the longest sea bridge in the world, dramatically cutting the time to travel from either side of the immensely busy Pearl River estuary.

/> (Photograph: Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority)
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