this; these

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, spoon; ladle radical 21]
Used as component in : xiē ; chái
Made with 6 strokes.
Originally a combination of picturs of 'toe' and 'man' giving idea of 'this one'

Related characters

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

Different tone

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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.
此地无银三百两 cǐ dì wú yín sān bǎi liǎng Accidentally giving away the hidden truth in an explanation. The story is of a man who buried 300 pieces of stolen silver. Strangely he put up a sign on top of his horde to say that the 300 pieces were not buried there. Someone a little smarter dug up the cash and replaced the sign to say he had not dug up the silver buried there.