zhǐ paper

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

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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The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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History

After the trauma of the Qin dynasty it was the succeeding Han dynasty that established China as a stable nation. Many Imperial institutions inaugurated at this time lasted for the next two thousand years. Together with the Tang and Ming it is considered one of the great periods of Chinese history.
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