zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint

Note

Pictogram of a stationary foot and hence 'to stop'
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 77 used in: bù (a step) ; wǔ (martial) ; zhèng (correct) ; zú (foot) ; cǐ (this) ; 齿 chǐ (tooth) ; dìng (to set)

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Sounds same

zhǐ (paper) 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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stroke order for 止
Stroke order for character 止, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

树欲静而风不止 shù yù jìng ěr fēng bù zhǐ In spite of a wish for peace, trouble is brewing
望梅止渴 wàng méi zhǐ kě Vain hope for something unattainable
学无止境 xué wú zhǐ jìng Knowledge is infinite
饮鸠止渴 yǐn jiū zhǐ kě To take reckless action regardless of the consequences

jīn axe; measure of weight; kati

Origin

Picture of an axe, hence division and so a weight measure

Radical

Index 69 used in: used in: xīn (new) ; tīng (to listen)
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