zhí straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable

Made up of [ eye radical 109, shí ten; 10 radical 24, gǔn line radical 2]

Note

Can be thought of as ten eyes judging the straightness of a line
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : kàn (look) dé (virtue) xiāng (each other) pàn (to hope for) jīng (eye) dùn (shield) mào (to emit)
Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zǎo (early)
Using gǔn : fū (husband) zhōng (centre) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) huà (to draw) jiù (old) pù (store)

Sounds same

zhí (value) zhí (to plant)

Different tone

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