shí rock; stone; stone inscription

Note

A stone underneath a cliff or a cave in a mountain
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 112

< Previous radical 111 shǐ Next radical 115 >

Sounds same

shí (ten) shí (time) shí (real) shí (food) shí (eat)

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)

< Previous shí Next shí >

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

Cities

石家庄 Shijiazhuang, Hebei
黄石 Huangshi, Hubei
牙克石 Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia
石嘴山 Shizuishan, Ningxia
石河 Shihezi, Xinjiang

People

蒋介石 Chiang Kaishek

Proverbs

点石成金 diǎn shí chéng jīn To turn something of little worth into something of value
落井下石 luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
水滴石穿 shuǐ dī shí chuān If you persevere, you will eventually achieve your goal
以卵击石 yǐ luǎn tóu shí Overrate strength and be defeated. An ill-judged contest

Also

shí stone
石榴 shí liu pomegranate

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