Meaning of 持

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Pinyin: chí
English Definition: to hold; to grasp; to support; to maintain; to persevere; to manage; to run (i.e. administer); to control
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
支持 zhī chí to be in favor of; to support; to back; support; backing; to stand by; Classifiers:
坚持 jiān chí to persevere with; to persist in; to insist on
保持 bǎo chí to keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve
持续 chí to continue; to persist; sustainable; preservation
主持 zhǔ chí to take charge of; to manage or direct; to preside over; to uphold; to stand for (justice etc); to host (a TV or radio program etc); (TV) anchor
More: 持* | *持 | *持*
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