zhī to support; to sustain; to erect

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

The 'hand' underneath something gives idea of support
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Sounds same

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

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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stroke order for 支
Stroke order for character 支, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

独木难支 dú mù nán zhī It takes more than one person to resolve problems
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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