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Meaning of 支

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Pinyin: zhī
English Definition: to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money; classifier for rods such as pens and guns, for army divisions and for songs or compositions
Chinese Definition:
①撑持,伸出,竖起:支撑。支援。体力不支。
②受得住:乐不可支。
③领款或付款:支付。
④调度,指使:支使。支应。支着儿。
⑤附属于总体的一个部分:总支。支流。支离。
⑥(地支)历法中用的十二个字:子丑寅卯辰巳午未申酉戌亥。
⑦量词:一支笔。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand 又 holding a branch 十 for support
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • and, also, again, in addition
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Example Words:
受支配 [ shòu zhī pèi ]: subject to (foreign domination, emotions etc)
支配 [ zhī pèi ]: to control; to dominate; to allocate
支援 [ zhī yuán ]: to provide assistance; to support; to back
支出 [ zhī chū ]: to spend; to pay out; expense
开支 [ kāi zhī ]: expenditures; expenses; Classifiers: , ; to spend money; (coll.) to pay wages
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