zhī branch; measure word for sticks, rods, pencils

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, zhī to support; to sustain; to erect ]


The 'wood' radical suggests wooden things, zhi gives the phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters

Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)
Using zhī : jì (skill)

Sounds same

zhī (prop up) zhī (one) zhī (him) zhī (to know) zhī (to support)

Different tone

zhí (straight) zhí (value) zhí (to plant) zhǐ (paper) zhǐ (to stop) zhǐ (walk slowly) zhì (aspiration) zhì (to arrive) zhì (to rule) zhì (to send) zhì (to install)

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