zhǐ paper

Made up of [ silk radical 120, shì clan name; maiden name radical 83]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The modern form has 'silk' combined with a floating water plant, a reference to the production process for paper. The right element is 'shi' which is a rough phonetic.
Number of strokes 7

Related characters

Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)

Sounds same

zhǐ (to stop) zhǐ (walk slowly)

Different tone

zhī (prop up) zhī (one) zhī (him) zhī (to know) zhī (to support) zhī (branch) zhí (straight) zhí (value) zhí (to plant) zhì (aspiration) zhì (to arrive) zhì (to rule) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

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纸包不住火 zhǐ bāo bù zhù huǒ The truth can not be concealed
纸上谈兵 zhǐ shàng tán bīng Making theoretical plans ignoring practical considerations
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