zhì to arrive; most; to

Made up of [ private; secret; selfish radical 28, earth; soil radical 32]

Note

The mirror image of 'bu: no' had a bird or arrow flying downwards to earth giving the concept of 'arrival' from above
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 133 used in: zhì (to send) ; wū (house) ; dào (arrive)

< Previous radical 132 Next radical 135 shé >

Sounds same

zhì (aspiration) zhì (to rule) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

Different tone

zhī (prop up) zhī (one) zhī (him) zhī (to know) zhī (to support) zhī (branch) zhí (straight) zhí (value) zhí (to plant) zhǐ (paper) zhǐ (to stop) zhǐ (walk slowly)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

福无重至,祸不单行 fú wú chóng zhì, huò bú dān xíng Bad fortune is more frequent than good

Also

冬至 Dōngzhì Dongzhi Festival

Luding bridge

The taking of the Luding bridge on May 25th 1935 was portrayed as the most heroic event of the Communist Long March under Mao Zedong through Western China. The propaganda of the 1950s and 60s showed dozens of fearless troops grasping the chains above the surging Li river uner machine gun fire. The Communist Army was trapped on one bank of the river and faced annihilation if they stayed put. However the event was probably not as dramatic as it was portrayed; the resistance on the other bank of the river seems to have been fairly minimal.
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