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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 holding a branch for support
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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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:
支票 [ zhī piào ]: check (bank); cheque; Classifiers:
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
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