zhě in process of; involved in

Note

From a pictogram of branches in a ritual vessel, derivation to 'in process of' is unclear
Number of strokes 8

Different tone

zhè (Qiantang River) zhè (this)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不善始者不善终 bú shàn shǐ zhě bù shàn zhōng Need to plan everything from the beginning
当局者迷,旁观者清 dāng jú zhě mí, páng guān zhě qīng If too closely involved may not see all the issues objectively
近朱者赤,近墨者黑 jìn zhū zhě chì, jìn mò zhě hēi Taking on the color of the company kept. Adapting to surroundings
能者多劳 néng zhě duō láo Busy people are busy because they are capable
有志者,事竟成 yǒu zhì zhe, shì jìng chéng It requires ambition to succeed in life
智者千虑必有一失 zhì zhě qiān l? bì yǒu yī shī One small mistake does not discredit a wise person
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