Made up of [彳 chì step
radical 60, 丨 gǔn line
radical 2, 丁 dīng nail; robust; adult man
Originally a picture of a cross-roads but changed to take two parts with idea of 'left step' and 'right foot step'. It has taken on the meaning of 'walk' and by extension 'permission to go' Number of strokes 6
读万卷书不如行万里路dú wàn juǎn shū bù rú xíng wàn lǐ lù Learn from practical experience not from books 儿行千里母担忧ér xíng qiān lǐ mǔ dān yōu When children travel far from home, mothers never stop worrying. 福无重至,祸不单行fú wú chóng zhì, huò bú dān xíng Bad fortune is more frequent than good 横行霸道héng xíng bà dào Being deliberately obstructive 祸不单行huò bù dān xíng Misfortunes tend to come all at once 千里之行始于足下qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
主 zhǔ owner; master; host
Made up of [丶 zhǔ dot radical 3, 王 yù jade radical 96]
Ancient picture was of a lighted torch this has now changed to be associated with 'jade' as this is a prized treasure it implies ownership and mastery. Or it might be that Zhu (monarch) gives the phonetic. Full information for 主
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