zhī him; her; it

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4]

Note

Ancient pictogram of a foot and line suggesting going forward, so perhaps by extension an abstract 'living person' - someone moving

Related characters


Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) shī (to lose) wù (do not) yì (justice) lè (music) zú (clan) jiǔ (long time) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))

Sounds same

zhī (prop up) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhī (to support) zhī (branch)

Different tone

zhí (straight) zhí (value) zhí (to plant) zhǐ (paper) zhǐ (to stop) zhǐ (walk slowly) zhì (aspiration) zhì (to arrive) zhì (to rule) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

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Pronunciation

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

People

王羲之 Wang Xizhi

Proverbs

冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits
初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved
害群之马 hài qún zhī mǎ The bad person of the family
井底之蛙 jǐng dǐ zhī wā A blinkered approach to life. Living in own private world ignoring the real world
九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong
皮之不存毛将焉附 pí zhī bù cún maó jiāng yān fù Everything needs its proper environment for nurture
Treaty Ports in China

Treaty Ports in China

History

All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
Tue 3rd Jan

Firecracker ban

When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.


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