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 - take whatever 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

Ten day week

In ancient China the week was ten days long splitting the month into three weeks. The choice of a seven day week is pretty arbitrary; it divides the month into four weeks. As the lunar month is 29.53 days the three week month is a more accurate division. So when bewailing the long time to the next weekend perhaps you should be grateful you do not have to wait an extra three days each week!
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