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
Delicious Chinese food

Delicious Chinese food

Culture

All about the history, health benefits of Chinese cuisine; also the etiquette of formal banquets. We also highlight the many regional specialities that can be found throughout China.
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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