shí eat

Made up of [ liáng good; very; very much , rén person radical 9]

Note

Can be thought of as 'good' (liang) under a 'lid'. Original form was 'together' and 'food'
Number of strokes 9

Radical

Index 138

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Sounds same

shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (food)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shí

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

废寝忘食 fèi qǐn wàng shí To be absorbed in work and study
饥不择食 jī bù zé shí The starving aren't fussy over their food. Pragmatically taking what is available.
因噎废食 yīn yè fèi shí Life does not come without risks. Risk of failure is not an argument for not trying

Also

寒食节 hán shí jié Cold Food Festival

měi beautiful

Made up of [ yáng sheep; goat radical 123, dà big; great; large; very radical 37]

Origin

Represents a combination of 'large' and 'sheep' possibly aluding to a peaceful disposition
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