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
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters


Also uses 丿 piě component: bì (certainly) dì (younger brother) hū (at) jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time) lè (music) me (what) nǎi (to be) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) wù (fifth (ordinal)) wù (do not) wǔ (noon) yì (justice) zú (clan)

Sounds same

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
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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 It takes time to achieve satisfactory results
初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocence about 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

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