zhì to rule; to govern; to manage

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, tái typhoon; platform ]
Made with 8 strokes.
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


Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (perspiration) hàn (chinese) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhōu (region)
Also uses tái component: shǐ (to begin) tái (to lift)

Sounds same

zhì (aspiration) zhì (to arrive) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

Different tone

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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Cities

长治 Changzhi, Shanxi