shí food; eat


Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 184 used in: yǐn (to drink) ; bǎo (to eat till full) ; fàn (food) ; jiǎo (dumpling) ; guǎn (building)

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Sounds same

shí (ten) shí (time) shí (rock) shí (real) shí (eat)

Different tone

shī (lion) shī shī (to lose) shī (corpse) shǐ (history) shǐ (to begin) shǐ (arrow) shǐ (pig) shì (is) shì (matter) shì (market) shì (life) shì (spirit) shì (bachelor) shì (clan name) shì (to show)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shí

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

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