Meaning of 咫

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: 8 in. length unit of Zhou dynasty
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ruler) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chǐ ] ruler, tape-measure; unit of length, about 1 ft.
    • [ zhī ] only, merely, just
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Example Words
近在咫尺 jìn zài zhǐ chǐ to be almost within reach; to be close at hand
咫尺 zhǐ chǐ very close; very near
咫尺天涯 zhǐ chǐ tiān so close, yet worlds apart (idiom)
咫尺千里 zhǐ chǐ qiān physically close but socially distant (idiom)
咫尺山河 zhǐ chǐ shān physically very near but separated as if by long distances (idiom)
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Example Sentences
You think only of yourself.
River Land Garden boasts with educational advantages. Jiaozhou First Middle School, the key senior high school is within walk distance;