(zhī)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. branch
  2. support
  3. put up
  4. (mw for long
  5. narrow objects) (Kangxi radical 65)

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Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • zhī > zhi1

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  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
支持 zhīchí sustain/hold out/support/stand by (e.g. international support)
支票 zhīpiào (bank) check
开支 kāizhī expenditures/pay/expenses
支撑 zhīchēng support/prop up/crutch/brace
支出 zhīchū spend/pay out/expense
支流 zhīliú tributary/minor aspect/offshoot
支配 zhīpèi to control
支援 zhīyuán to support/assist/aid
支柱 zhīzhù pillar/prop/mainstay/backbone
巴伦支海 Bā lún zhī Hǎi Barents Sea
俾路支 Bǐ lù zhī Balochi (ethnic group of Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan)
俾路支省 Bǐ lù zhī shěng Balochistan (Pakistan)
不支 bù zhī to be unable to endure
肠支 cháng zhī cecum
超支 chāo zhī to overspend
大月支 Dà Yuè zhī variant of 大月氏[Dà Yuè zhī]
地支 dì zhī the 12 earthly branches 子[zǐ], 丑[chǒu], 寅[yín], 卯[mǎo], 辰[chén], 巳[sì], 午[wǔ], 未[wèi], 申[shēn], 酉[yǒu], 戌[xū], 亥[hài], used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers I, II etc
垫支 diàn zhī to advance funds
多种语言支持 duō zhǒng yǔ yán zhī chí multilingual support
饭后一支烟,赛过活神仙 fàn hòu yī zhī yān, sài guò huó shén xiān have a smoke after each meal and you will surpass the immortals (proverb)
分支 fēn zhī branch (of company, river etc)/to branch/to diverge/to ramify/to subdivide
干支 gān zhī the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shí tiān gān] and twelve earthly branches 十二枝/sexagenary cycle
公共开支 gōng gòng kāi zhī public expenditure
国际收支 guó jì shōu zhī balance of payments
节支 jié zhī to save on expenditure
借支 jiè zhī to get an advance on one's pay
节支动物 jié zhī dòng wù arthropod
精简开支 jīng jiǎn kāi zhī to reduce spending/to cut spending
精神支柱 jīng shén zhī zhù moral pillars/spiritual props
军费开支 jūn fèi kāi zhī military spending
开支 kāi zhī expenditures/expenses/CL:筆|笔[bǐ], 項|项[xiàng]/to spend money/(coll.) to pay wages
可支付性 kě zhī fù xìng affordability
可支配收入 kě zhī pèi shōu rù disposable income
空白支票 kòng bái zhī piào blank check
乐不可支 lè bù kě zhī overjoyed (idiom)/as pleased as punch
列支敦士登 Liè zhī dūn shì dēng Liechtenstein
列支敦斯登 Liè zhī dūn sī dēng Liechtenstein (Tw)
旅行支票 lǚ xíng zhī piào traveler's check
平板支撑 píng bǎn zhī chēng plank (exercise)
枪支 qiāng zhī a gun/guns in general
纱支 shā zhī (textiles) yarn count (unit indicating the fineness of a yarn)/(sometimes used loosely to mean thread count)
十二地支 shí èr dì zhī the 12 earthly branches 子[zǐ], 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers)
十二支 shí èr zhī the 12 earthly branches 子[zǐ], 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)
收支 shōu zhī cash flow/financial balance/income and expenditure
受支配 shòu zhī pèi subject to (foreign domination, emotions etc)
收支平衡点 shōu zhī píng héng diǎn break-even point
收支相抵 shōu zhī xiāng dǐ to break even/balance between income and expenditure
四肢支撑式 sì zhī zhī chēng shì low plank (yoga pose)
透支 tòu zhī (bank) overdraft
脱支 tuō Zhī de-Sinicization and rejection of Han culture
乌德勒支 wū dé lè zhī Utrecht
乌特列支 Wū tè liè zhī Utrecht, city in Netherlands
无支祁 Wú zhī qí a water goblin in Chinese mythology usually depicted as a monkey
蜈支洲岛 Wú zhī zhōu Dǎo Wuzhizhou Island, Hainan
细支气管炎 xì zhī qì guǎn yán bronchiolitis
小支气管 xiǎo zhī qì guǎn bronchiole
演化支 yǎn huà zhī clade (biology)
一木难支 yī mù nán zhī lit. a single post cannot prop up a falling house (idiom)/fig. one is helpless alone
印度支那 Yìn dù zhī nà Indochina
印度支那半岛 Yìn dù zhī nà Bàn dǎo Indochina (old term, esp. colonial period)/now written 中南半島|中南半岛[Zhōng nán Bàn dǎo]
印支 Yìn Zhī abbr. for 印度支那[Yìn dù zhī nà]
印支半岛 Yìn zhī Bàn dǎo Indochina (abbr. for colonial term 印度支那半島|印度支那半岛[Yìn dù zhī nà Bàn dǎo])/now written 中南半島|中南半岛[Zhōng nán Bàn dǎo]
印支绿鹊 Yìn Zhī lǜ què (bird species of China) Indochinese green magpie (Cissa hypoleuca)
寅支卯粮 yín zhī mǎo liáng see 寅吃卯糧|寅吃卯粮[yín chī mǎo liáng]
印支期 Yìn Zhī qī Indo-Chinese epoch (geology)/Indosinian orogeny
语支 yǔ zhī language branch
预支 yù zhī to pay in advance/to get payment in advance
月支 Yuè zhī the Yuezhi, an ancient people of central Asia during the Han dynasty (also written 月氏[Yuè zhī])
支边 zhī biān to help develop the border areas
支部 zhī bù branch, esp. grass root branches of a political party
支差 zhī chāi to assign corvée duties (forced labor)
支承 zhī chéng to support/to bear the weight of (a building)
支撑 zhī chēng to prop up/to support/strut/brace
支撑架 zhī chēng jià bracket
支承销 zhī chéng xiāo fulcrum pin
支持 zhī chí to be in favor of/to support/to back/support/backing/to stand by/CL:個|个[gè]
支持度 zhī chí dù degree of support/percentage of vote
支持率 zhī chí lǜ support level/popularity rating
支持者 zhī chí zhě supporter
支出 zhī chū to spend/to pay out/expense
支店 zhī diàn branch store
支点 zhī diǎn fulcrum (for a lever)
支队 zhī duì detachment (of troops)
支付 zhī fù to pay (money)
支付宝 Zhī fù bǎo Alipay, online payment platform
支付不起 zhī fù bù qǐ to be unable to pay/unaffordable
支付得起 zhī fù dé qǐ to be able to pay/affordable
支根 zhī gēn branching root/rootlet
支公司 zhī gōng sī subsidiary/branch
支光 zhī guāng watt, unit of power used for electric bulbs
支行 zhī háng subbranch of a bank
支架 zhī jià trestle/support/frame/to prop sth up
支教 zhī jiào program bringing education to underdeveloped areas/to work in such a program
支解 zhī jiě variant of 肢解[zhī jiě]
支开 zhī kāi to send (sb) away/to change the subject/to open (an umbrella etc)
支恐 zhī kǒng to support terrorism/abbr. for 支持恐怖主義|支持恐怖主义[zhī chí kǒng bù zhǔ yì]
支离 zhī lí fragmented/disorganized/incoherent
支离破碎 zhī lí pò suì scattered and smashed (idiom)
支流 zhī liú tributary (river)
支那 Zhī nà phonetic transcription of China (Japanese: Shina), colonial term, generally considered discriminatory
支努干 Zhī nǔ gān Chinook (helicopter)
支配 zhī pèi to control/to dominate/to allocate
支配力 zhī pèi lì power or force to dominate
支配权 zhī pèi quán authority to dispose of sth
支票 zhī piào check (bank)/cheque/CL:本[běn]
支票簿 zhī piào bù checkbook (banking)
支气管 zhī qì guǎn bronchial tube/bronchus
支气管炎 zhī qì guǎn yán bronchitis
支前 zhī qián to support the front (military)
支取 zhī qǔ to withdraw (money)
支使 zhī shǐ to order (sb) around/to send on an errand/to order away
支书 zhī shū branch secretary/secretary of a branch of the Communist Party or the Communist Youth League/abbr. for 支部書記|支部书记
支吾 zhī wú to resist/to deal with
支吾 zhī wu to respond evasively or vaguely/to elude/to stall
支吾其词 zhī wú qí cí (idiom) to talk in a roundabout way to cover up the truth/evasive
支系 zhī xì branch or subdivision of a family
支系统 zhī xì tǒng subsystem
支线 zhī xiàn branch line/side road/spur/fig. secondary plot (in a story)
支应 zhī yìng to deal with/to wait on/to provide for
支与流裔 zhī yǔ liú yì lit. branches and descendants/of a similar kind/related
支援 zhī yuán to provide assistance/to support/to back
支原体 zhī yuán tǐ Mycoplasma (parasitic bacteria without cell wall)
支原体肺炎 zhī yuán tǐ fèi yán Mycoplasma pneumonia
支招 zhī zhāo to give advice/to make a suggestion/to help out
支支吾吾 zhī zhī wú wú to hem and haw/to stall/to stammer/to mumble/to falter
支柱 zhī zhù mainstay/pillar/prop/backbone
支柱产业 zhī zhù chǎn yè mainstay industry
支子 zhī zǐ son of a concubine or son of the wife other than her first
支子 zhī zi support/stand/trivet/(cooking utensil) gridiron/(variant of 梔子|栀子[zhī zi]) cape jasmine
支走 zhī zǒu to send sb away (with an excuse)
支族 zhī zú subfamily
支座 zhī zuò abutment
转移支付 zhuǎn yí zhī fù transfer payment (payment from government or private sector for which no good or service is required in return)
左支右绌 zuǒ zhī yòu chù to be in straitened circumstances

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