zhī to support; to sustain; to erect

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


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


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