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

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