彳 chì step
NoteOriginally a picture of a cross-roads, current form can be thought of as a person taking a stride
Number of strokes 3
Index 60 used in: 得 dé (get)
; 很 hěn (very)
; 德 dé (virtue)
; 行 xíng (permitted)
; 征 zhēng (journey)
Different tone吃 chī (to eat)
齿 chǐ (tooth)
Stroke order for character 彳, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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