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)

< Previous zhì Next zhì >

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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

黔驴
Qián lǖ jì qiong [qian lu ji qiong]
black donkey skill poor
Even a clever donkey can not solve the problem. The story is that a tiger first spotted a donkey and was scared of the new monster, but seeing it do very little but kick it killed and ate the donkey.
No more ideas on how to proceed
Be at wit's end

Imperious Dragons

With the dragon dance and the dragon boat festival the Chinese dragon is still a common sight in China. Considered well-intentioned and not evil the dragons that control the rains have been the most important animal in Chinese symbolism for thousands of years.
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