his; her; its

Used as component in : Made up of [ eight; 8 radical 12];
Made with 8 strokes.
Originally represents a basket sitting on a stand suggesting 'possession'
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses component: dài (to respect) fēn (divide) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) shāng (commerce) (four) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)

Sounds same

(board game) (strange)

Different tone

(seven) (phase) (to rise) (gas) (steam)

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


身临其境 shēn lín qí jìng An eye witness to an event
听其言观其行 tīng qí yán guān qí xíng Judge people by their actions, not by their words
言过其实 yán guò qí shí Overstate the facts or exaggerate skills. Someone who is a bit of a windbag.
上下其手 shàng xià qí shǒu A conspiracy is at work. A deft gesture signaling important information. The story is that back in the Spring and Autumn period two soldiers both claimed to have captured a prince and demanded their reward. When Bo Zhouli arbitrated he used a hand gesture to signal who he wished to receive the money.
欺以其力 qī yǐ qí lì To skilfully deceive. Invent a lie that fools the audience. Playing a clever trick.
金玉其外,败絮其中 jīn yù qí wài ? bài xù qí zhōng Don't be fooled by outward appearances