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Meaning of 之

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Pinyin: zhī
English Definition: (possessive particle, literary equivalent of ); him; her; it
Chinese Definition:
①助词,表示领有、连属关系:赤子之心。
②助词,表示修饰关系:缓兵之计。不速之客。莫逆之交。
③用在主谓结构之间,使成为句子成分:“大道之行也,天下为公”。
④代词,代替人或事物:置之度外。等闲视之。
⑤代词,这,那:“之二虫,又何知”。
⑥虚用,无所指:久而久之。
⑦往,到:“吾欲之南海”。

Total strokes: 4; Radical: 丿
Ideographic: A foot meaning "to follow"; cursive version of
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Example Words:
九分之一 [ jiǔ fēn zhī ]: one ninth
二分之一 [ èr fēn zhī ]: one half
五分之一 [ fēn zhī ]: one fifth
百分之 [ bǎi fēn zhī ]: percent
总之 [ zǒng zhī ]: in a word; in short; in brief
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