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

Related characters


Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) mài (sell) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)

Different tone

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

guī jade tablet

Made up of [ tǔ earth; soil radical 32, tǔ earth; soil radical 32]

Origin

A jade tablet or baton is represented as two piles of earth perhaps linked to association with jade artefacts that represented land ownership
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