xí to practice; to study; habit

Made up of [ bīng ice radical 15, hidden; concealed; small radical 5]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The old form had two 'wings' over 'self' suggesting learning 'to fly' and hence 'studying', the modern represent just a single wing
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters


Also uses bīng component: bīng (ice) cì (next in sequence) lěng (cold) liáng (cool)
Also uses component: chī (to eat) hé (why) jiǔ (nine) kǒng (great) lǐ (ceremony) lìng (to order) mài (sell) mǎi (buy) yě (also) yì (to recollect) yì (skill) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yǐ (to use)

Different tone

西 xī (west) xī (sunset) xǐ (box; bag) xǐ (to be fond of) xǐ (to wash) xì (system)

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

People

习近平 Xi Jinping

Proverbs

习惯成自然 xí guàn chéng zì rán Habit becomes engrained
The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor

History

The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.

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