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
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

改邪
Gǎi xié guī zhèng [gai xie gui zheng]
change evil return correct
Abandon evil and turn to good
Reject bad ways and turn to the good
Turn over a new leaf
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