tiáo strip; item; article

Made up of [ zhǐ walk slowly radical 34, wood; wooden radical 75]
This measure word can be used with these nouns: yú (fish) gǒu (dog) lù (road)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Measure word for long, narrow objects like roads, skirts and snakes
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses zhǐ component: chù (place) gè (each) jiù (fault) líng (mound) xià (summer)
Also uses component: bǎn (board) bēi (cup) běn (root) cài (vegetable) cǎi (color) chá (tea) chuáng (bed) gān (pole) guǒ (fruit) jī (machine) jìn (to prohibit) jìn (to prohibit) jú (tangerine) kē (of plants) lái (arrive) lǐ (plum) lí (pear) lín (forest) lóu (multi-story building) qí (board game) qín (Qin) qīn (parent) shù (method) shù (tree) song (Song) wèi (not yet) xián (to stay idle) xiāng (each other) xiào (school) yǐ (chair) zhí (to plant) zhī (branch) zhuō (table)

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