zhī to support; to sustain; to erect; to prop up

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Used as component in : zhī ;
This measure word can be used with these nouns: bǐ (pen)

Note

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

Related characters


Also uses shí component: bàn (half) dé (virtue) dùn (shield) gǔ (ancient) huá (splendid) mài (sell) nán (south) pí (hops) shén (what) wǔ (noon) zài (to carry) zǎo (early) zhí (straight)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) huān (merry) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool)

Sounds same

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 often requires more than one person to resolve problems

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