zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint

Made with 4 strokes.
Pictogram of a stationary foot and hence 'to stop'

Sounds same

zhǐ (paper) zhǐ (walk slowly)

Different tone

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)


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

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


树欲静而风不止 shù yù jìng ěr fēng bù zhǐ In spite of a wish for peace, trouble is brewing. Things develop regardless of how you might wish. Powerless to influence outcome
望梅止渴 wàng méi zhǐ kě Offering hope by thinking of something currently out of reach
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