cǐ this; these

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, spoon; ladle radical 21]
Used as component in : xiē ; chái

Note

Originally a combination of picturs of 'toe' and 'man' giving idea of 'this one'
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses zhǐ component: bù (a step) 齿 chǐ (tooth) dìng (to set) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) zú (foot)
Also uses component: běi (north) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) lǎo (venerable) ne (and you?) néng (to be able to) sǐ (die) tā (it)

Different tone

cí (porcelain) cì (next in sequence)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

灭此朝食 miè cǐ zhāo shí Grasp current opportunity; anxious to do battle. Tackle the important problem first.
乐此不疲 lè cǐ bù pí Said of a task that is enjoyable and so does not seem to be tiring. Can also be applied to a pleasurable task that you never get tired of doing.

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