zhī branch; measure word for sticks, rods, pencils

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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Cities

攀枝花 Panzhihua, Sichuan

Proverbs

粗枝大叶 cū zhī dà yè Lack of attention to detail
节外生枝 jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly

Legalism

Legalism was one of the competing philosophies for the ruling of China in the early period before the Qin period. Legalism was based on the principle that people were by nature evil and need laws to force them to behave well. The ruler had the right to do whatever he saw fit, irrespective of people's wishes. The brutal philosophy was adopted by the Qin dynasty and was replaced by Confucian principles in the following dynasties.
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The Chinese language is ideally suited for writing poems. The long history of Chinese has allowed poems written over two thousand years ago to be appreciated even today. The characters provide a concise method for conveying impressions and emotion.
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