xíng permitted; to go; to travel

Made up of [ chì step radical 60, gǔn line radical 2, dīng nail; robust; adult man ]

Note

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

Radical

Index 144 used in: jiē (street)

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Related characters


Also uses chì component: dé (virtue) dé (get) hěn (very) huī (emblem) wǎng (towards) zhēng (journey)
Also uses gǔn component: fū (husband) jiù (old) pù (store) shū (book) wèi (not yet) yōu (distant) zhí (straight) zhōng (centre)
Also uses dīng component: dēng (lamp) nìng (better) qiú (to beat) yú (in)

Different tone

xīng (star) xīng (prosper) xìng (surname) xìng (fortunate)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 行
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Proverbs

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 Mothers will always worry about their children
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

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