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

Chinese planets

The traditional names for the planets in China associate the five planets visible to the naked eye to the five elements of traditional Chinese science. So Mercury is the water star; Venus the metal star; Mars the fire star; Jupiter the wood star; and Saturn the earth star.
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