shǐ to begin; to start; then

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, tái typhoon; platform ]

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) gū (paternal aunt) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)
Using tái : zhì (to rule)

Sounds same

shǐ (history) shǐ (arrow) 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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Pronunciation

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People

始皇帝 Emperor Qin Shihuangdi

Proverbs

不善始者不善终 bú shàn shǐ zhě bù shàn zhōng Need to plan everything from the beginning
千里之行始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success

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