(zhí)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. straight
  2. vertical
  3. frank
  4. directly
  5. continuously

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • zhí > zhi2

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  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
一直 yìzhí always/all along/straight (in a straight line)
直接 zhíjiē direct/immediate
简直 jiǎnzhí simply/at all
垂直 chuízhí perpendicular/vertical
理直气壮 lǐzhíqìzhuàng with justice on one's side, one is bold and assured/to have the courage of ones convictions/just and forceful
直播 zhíbō live broadcast (not recorded)
直径 zhíjìng diameter
掰直 bāi zhí to straighten/(slang) to turn a gay person straight
笔直 bǐ zhí perfectly straight/straight as a ramrod/bolt upright
秉笔直书 bǐng bǐ zhí shū to record faithfully
长驱直入 cháng qū zhí rù to march straight in unchallenged (military) (idiom)/(fig.) to push deep into the heart of sth/to flood in
车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直 chē dào shān qián bì yǒu lù, chuán dào qiáo tóu zì rán zhí lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through and when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current. (idiom)/fig. Everything will turn out for the best./Let's worry about it when it happens./It will be all right on the night.
扯直 chě zhí to straighten (by pulling or stretching)/to be even (neither side losing out)
船到桥门自会直 chuán dào qiáo mén zì huì zhí lit. when the ship arrives at the bridge we can deal with the problem/no point in worrying about sth until it actually happens (idiom)
船到桥头自然直 chuán dào qiáo tóu zì rán zhí lit. when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current (proverb)/fig. everything will be all right/cf 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直
垂直 chuí zhí perpendicular/vertical
垂直和短距起落飞机 chuí zhí hé duǎn jù qǐ luò fēi jī vertical or short takeoff and landing aircraft
垂直起落飞机 chuí zhí qǐ luò fēi jī vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
垂直尾翼 chuí zhí wěi yì (aviation) tailfin/vertical stabilizer
垂直线 chuí zhí xiàn vertical line
垂直轴 chuí zhí zhóu vertical shaft/(math.) vertical axis
单刀直入 dān dāo zhí rù to get straight to the point (idiom)
定直线 dìng zhí xiàn directrix of a parabola
东直门 Dōng zhí mén Dongzhimen neighborhood of Beijing
发直 fā zhí to stare/to look blank/to be fixed (of eyes)
非直接 fēi zhí jiē indirect
奋起直追 fèn qǐ zhí zhuī to catch up vigorously/to set off in hot pursuit
辐射直接效应 fú shè zhí jiē xiào yìng direct effect of radiation
扶摇直上 fú yáo zhí shàng to skyrocket/to get quick promotion in one's career
腹直肌 fù zhí jī rectus abdominis muscle (aka abdominals or abs)
肛门直肠 gāng mén zhí cháng rectum (anatomy)
刚直 gāng zhí upright and outspoken
耿直 gěng zhí honest/frank/candid
鲠直 gěng zhí variant of 耿直[gěng zhí]
梗直 gěng zhí variant of 耿直[gěng zhí]
韩彦直 Hán Yàn zhí Han Yanzhi (1131-?), Song dynasty botanist, author of classification of orange trees 橘錄|橘录[jú lù]
憨直 hān zhí honest and straightforward
横冲直撞 héng chōng zhí zhuàng lit. bashing sideways and colliding straight on (idiom)/to push through shoving and bumping/to barge/to charge around violently
横直 héng zhí (colloquial) whatever/come what may
急转直下 jí zhuǎn zhí xià to develop rapidly after abrupt turn (idiom)/dramatic change
简直 jiǎn zhí simply/at all/practically
菅直人 Jiān Zhí rén KAN Naoto (1946-), Japanese Democratic Party politician, prime minister 2010-2011
僵直 jiāng zhí stiff/rigid/inflexible
矫枉过直 jiǎo wǎng guò zhí see 矯枉過正|矫枉过正[jiǎo wǎng guò zhèng]
矫直 jiǎo zhí to straighten/(fig.) to mend one's ways
矫直机 jiǎo zhí jī (manufacturing) straightening machine/straightener
径情直遂 jìng qíng zhí suì to achieve one's ambitions (idiom)
劲直 jìng zhí strong and upright
迳直 jìng zhí straight/direct
径直 jìng zhí directly
亢直 kàng zhí upright and unyielding (literary)
抗直 kàng zhí unyielding
口快心直 kǒu kuài xīn zhí see 心直口快[xīn zhí kǒu kuài]
李直夫 Lǐ Zhí fū Li Zhifu (c. 14th century), Yuan dynasty playwright in the 雜劇|杂剧[zá jù] style
理直气壮 lǐ zhí qì zhuàng in the right and self-confident (idiom)/bold and confident with justice on one's side/to have the courage of one's convictions/just and forceful
廉直 lián zhí upright and honest/incorruptible/squeaky clean
母子垂直感染 mǔ zǐ chuí zhí gǎn rǎn mother-to-infant transmission
弄直 nòng zhí to straighten
平直 píng zhí smooth/level
强直性脊柱炎 qiáng zhí xìng jǐ zhù yán ankylosing spondylitis/Bechterew’s disease
青云直上 qīng yún zhí shàng rising straight up in a clear sky (idiom)/rapid promotion to a high post/meteoric career
曲直 qū zhí lit. crooked and straight/fig. right and wrong, good and evil
伸直 shēn zhí to straighten/to stretch out
省直管县 shěng zhí guǎn xiàn direct management of a county by the province (PRC administrative reform)
是非曲直 shì fēi qū zhí lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom)/fig. merits and demerits/pros and cons
竖直 shù zhí vertical/to erect/to set upright/vertical stroke in Chinese characters/young servant (old)
率直 shuài zhí frank/straightforward/blunt
爽直 shuǎng zhí straightforward
外商直接投资 wài shāng zhí jiē tóu zī overseas foreign direct investment (OFDI)
网络直径 wǎng luò zhí jìng network diameter
西直门 Xī zhí mén Xizhimen neighborhood of Beijing/the main northwest gate of Beijing
现场直播 xiàn chǎng zhí bō on-the-spot live broadcast
纤芯直径 xiān xīn zhí jìng core diameter (of a fiber)
心直口快 xīn zhí kǒu kuài frank and outspoken (idiom)/straight speaking/to say what one thinks
心直嘴快 xīn zhí zuǐ kuài frank and outspoken/straight speaking/to say what one thinks
意大利直面 Yì dà lì zhí miàn spaghetti
异面直线 yì miàn zhí xiàn (math.) skew lines
一往直前 yī wǎng zhí qián see 一往無前|一往无前[yī wǎng wú qián]
一直 yī zhí straight (in a straight line)/continuously/always/from the beginning of ... up to .../all along
以直报怨,以德报德 yǐ zhí bào yuàn, yǐ dé bào dé to repay kindness with kindness, and repay enmity with justice (idiom, from Analects)
一直往前 yī zhí wǎng qián straight ahead
一直以来 yī zhí yǐ lái in the past always/for a long time now/until now
勇往直前 yǒng wǎng zhí qián to advance bravely
照直 zhào zhí directly/straight/straight ahead/straightforward
正直 zhèng zhí upright/upstanding/honest
直白 zhí bái frank/open/blunt
直奔 zhí bèn to go straight to/to make a beeline for
直笔 zhí bǐ a straightforward honest account
直播 zhí bō live broadcast (not recorded)/direct Internet broadcasting/(agriculture) direct seeding
直布罗陀 Zhí bù luó tuó Gibraltar
直布罗陀海峡 Zhí bù luó tuó Hǎi xiá Strait of Gibraltar
直肠 zhí cháng rectum (anatomy)
直肠镜 zhí cháng jìng proctoscope (medicine)
直肠直肚 zhí cháng zhí dù frank and outspoken (idiom)
直肠子 zhí cháng zi (coll.) forthright person
直陈 zhí chén to say straight out/to point out bluntly/to give a straightforward account/to disclose
直尺 zhí chǐ straight ruler
直翅目 zhí chì mù Orthoptera (insect order including grasshoppers, crickets and locusts)
直达 zhí dá to go nonstop to/through (as in "through train")/nonstop
直达车 zhí dá chē through train (or bus)
直待 zhí dài to wait until/until
直到 zhí dào until
直捣 zhí dǎo to storm/to attack directly
直道而行 zhí dào ér xíng lit. to go straight (idiom, from Analects)/to act with integrity
直捣黄龙 zhí dǎo Huáng Lóng lit. to directly attack Huanglong/fig. to directly combat the root of a problem
直到现在 zhí dào xiàn zài even now/until now/right up to the present
直瞪瞪 zhí dèng dèng to stare blankly
直笛 zhí dí recorder (musical instrument) (Tw)
直掇 zhí duō a kind of a robe
直敪 zhí duō a kind of a robe
直裰 zhí duō everyday robe worn at home in ancient times/robe worn by priests, monks and scholars
直发 zhí fà straight hair
直发板 zhí fà bǎn see 直髮器|直发器[zhí fà qì]
直发器 zhí fà qì hair straightener
直方图 zhí fāng tú histogram/bar chart
直飞 zhí fēi to fly directly/direct flight
直幅 zhí fú vertical scroll/(advertising) vertical banner
直感 zhí gǎn intuition/direct feeling or understanding
直根 zhí gēn taproot (main root growing vertically down)
直勾勾 zhí gōu gōu (of one's gaze) fixed/staring
直观 zhí guān direct observation/directly perceived through the senses/intuitive/audiovisual
直航 zhí háng direct flight/to fly directly
直呼其名 zhí hū qí míng to address sb directly by name (idiom)/to address sb by name without using an honorific title (indicating either familiarity or overfamiliarity)
直话 zhí huà straight talk/straightforward words
直积 zhí jī direct product (in set theory)
直谏 zhí jiàn to admonish sb frankly/direct criticism
直僵 zhí jiāng rigid/stiff
直角 zhí jiǎo a right angle
直角尺 zhí jiǎo chǐ a set square (carpenter's tool)
直角器 zhí jiǎo qì a set square (carpenter's tool)
直角三角 zhí jiǎo sān jiǎo a right angled triangle
直角三角形 zhí jiǎo sān jiǎo xíng a right angled triangle
直角坐标 zhí jiǎo zuò biāo rectangular coordinates
直截 zhí jié straightforward
直捷 zhí jié straightforward
直接 zhí jiē direct (opposite: indirect 間接|间接[jiàn jiē])/immediate/straightforward
直接宾语 zhí jiē bīn yǔ direct object (grammar)
直接竞争 zhí jiē jìng zhēng direct competitor/direct competition
直截了当 zhí jié liǎo dàng direct and plainspoken (idiom)/blunt/straightforward
直捷了当 zhí jié liǎo dàng variant of 直截了當|直截了当[zhí jié liǎo dàng]
直接了当 zhí jiē liǎo dàng see 直截了當|直截了当[zhí jié liǎo dàng]
直接数据 zhí jiē shù jù data-direct (in LAN emulation)
直接税 zhí jiē shuì direct tax
直接选举 zhí jiē xuǎn jǔ direct election
直径 zhí jìng diameter
直觉 zhí jué intuition
直撅撅 zhí juē juē completely straight
直觉性 zhí jué xìng intuitiveness
直来直去 zhí lái zhí qù going directly (without detour)/(fig.) direct/straightforward (in one's manner or speech)
直来直往 zhí lái zhí wǎng blunt/outspoken
直愣愣 zhí lèng lèng staring blankly
直立 zhí lì erect/upright/vertical
直隶 Zhí lì Ming and Qing dynasty province directly administered by Beijing, including Beijing, Tianjin, most of Hebei and Henan and part of Shandong
直立人 zhí lì rén Homo erectus
直流 zhí liú to flow steadily/direct current (DC)
直馏 zhí liú direct distillation
直流电 zhí liú diàn direct current
直溜溜 zhí liū liū straight as an arrow
直落布兰雅 Zhí luò Bù lán yǎ Telok Blangah, a place in Singapore (GM)
直眉瞪眼 zhí méi dèng yǎn to stare angrily or vacantly
直面 zhí miàn to face (reality, danger etc)
直男 zhí nán straight guy
直男癌 zhí nán ái (slang) male chauvinism
直排 zhí pái vertical setting (printing)
直情径行 zhí qíng jìng xíng straightforward and honest in one's actions (idiom)
直上云霄 zhí shàng yún xiāo to soar into the sky
直升飞机 zhí shēng fēi jī see 直升機|直升机[zhí shēng jī]
直升机 zhí shēng jī helicopter/CL:架[jià]
直升机坪 zhí shēng jī píng helipad
直视 zhí shì to look straight at
直属 zhí shǔ directly subordinate
直书 zhí shū to record faithfully
直抒胸臆 zhí shū xiōng yì to speak one's mind
直率 zhí shuài candid/frank
直爽 zhí shuǎng straightforward/outspoken
直顺 zhí shùn straight and smooth (hair etc)
直通 zhí tōng to lead directly to
直通车 zhí tōng chē "through train" (refers to the idea of retaining previous legislature after transition to Chinese rule in Hong Kong or Macao)
直通火车 zhí tōng huǒ chē through train
直皖战争 Zhí Wǎn zhàn zhēng war of 1920 between Northern Warlords, in which the Zhili faction beat the Anhui faction and took over the Beijing government
直系 zhí xì directly related
直系军阀 Zhí xì jūn fá the Zhili faction of the Northern Warlords
直系亲属 zhí xì qīn shǔ next of kin/immediate dependant
直系血亲 zhí xì xuè qìng direct descendant/blood relative
直系祖先 zhí xì zǔ xiān direct ancestor
直辖 zhí xiá to govern directly
直辖市 zhí xiá shì municipality, namely: Beijing 北京, Tianjin 天津, Shanghai 上海 and Chongqing 重慶|重庆, the first level administrative subdivision/province level city/also called directly governed city
直线 zhí xiàn straight line/sharply (rise or fall)
直线加速器 zhí xiàn jiā sù qì linear accelerator
直线性加速器 zhí xiàn xìng jiā sù qì linear accelerator
直销 zhí xiāo to sell directly/direct sale (by a factory)/direct marketing
直行 zhí xíng to go straight/straight forward/fig. to do right
直选 zhí xuǎn direct election
直言 zhí yán to speak forthrightly/to talk bluntly
直言不讳 zhí yán bù huì to speak bluntly (idiom)/not to mince words
直言命题 zhí yán mìng tí categorical proposition (logic)
直言无讳 zhí yán wú huì to speak one's mind/to speak candidly (idiom)
直译 zhí yì literal translation
直译器 zhí yì qì interpreter (computing)
直至 zhí zhì lasting until/up till (the present)
质直 zhì zhí upright/straightforward
中央直辖市 zhōng yāng zhí xiá shì municipality, namely: Beijing 北京, Tianjin 天津, Shanghai 上海 and Chongqing 重慶|重庆, the first level administrative subdivision/province level city/also called directly governed city
拙直 zhuō zhí simple and frank
紫颊直嘴太阳鸟 zǐ jiá zhí zuǐ tài yáng niǎo (bird species of China) ruby-cheeked sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis)
嘴快心直 zuǐ kuài xīn zhí outspoken and frank (idiom)
嘴直 zuǐ zhí straight shooter

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