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Meaning of 指

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: finger; to point at or to; to indicate or refer to; to depend on; to count on; (of hair) to stand on end
Chinese Definition:
①手伸出的支体(脚趾亦作“脚指”):手指。巨指(大拇指)。指甲。指纹。指印。屈指可数。
②量词,一个手指的宽度:下了三指雨。
③(手指或物体尖端)对着,向着:指着。指画。指南针。指手画脚。
④点明,告知:指导。指引。指正。指责。指控(指名控告)。指摘。指挥。指日可待。
⑤直立,竖起:令人发指(形容极为愤怒)。
⑥意向针对:指标。指定。
⑦古同“旨”,意义,目的。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: To point by hand ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
指出 [ zhǐ chū ]: to indicate; to point out
指导 [ zhǐ dǎo ]: to guide; to give directions; to direct; to coach; guidance; tuition; Classifiers:
指挥 [ zhǐ huī ]: to conduct; to command; to direct; conductor (of an orchestra); Classifiers:
指标 [ zhǐ biāo ]: (production) target; quota; index; indicator; sign; signpost; (computing) pointer
指示 [ zhǐ shì ]: to point out; to indicate; to instruct; directives; instructions; Classifiers:
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