shǐ to begin; to start; then

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, tái typhoon; platform ]
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


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

Sounds same

shǐ (history) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shī (poem) 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) shì (room)

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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
Lotus

Lotus

Culture

The lotus is an emblem with strong Buddhist links. As the plant grows in mud and muck and yet produces a pure white flower it is considered a metaphor for favorable transformation.
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