zhì to rule; to govern; to manage

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, tái typhoon; platform ]

Note

It is appropriate for 'water' to be included in 'to rule' as water management was one of the earliest system of regulation. The second part provides the phonetic and on its own means 'platform'

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)
Using tái : shǐ (to begin)

Sounds same

zhì (aspiration) zhì (to arrive) 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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长治 Changzhi, Shanxi
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