zhì aspiration

Sounds same

zhì (to arrive) zhì (to rule) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

Different tone

zhī (prop up) zhī (one) zhī (him) zhī (to know) zhī (to support) zhī (branch) zhí (straight) zhí (value) zhí (to plant) zhǐ (paper) zhǐ (to stop) zhǐ (walk slowly)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

不怕路长只怕志短 bú pà lù cháng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn Do not be afraid of a long road to success only be afraid of a shortage of ambition
老骥伏枥,志在千里 laǒ jì fú lì, zhì zài qiān lǐ High ambitions never fade
有志者,事竟成 yǒu zhì zhe, shì jìng chéng It requires ambition to succeed in life
志不可慢时不可失 zhì bù kě màn shí bù kě shī Keep hold of your hopes and dreams, waste no time in achieving them

Phrases

同志 tóng zhì comrade

táng Tang; chinese

Made up of [广 guǎng vast; wide radical 53, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

The classic dictionary gives origin as a sound loan from character for 'boasting' hence the 'mouth' component
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