Meaning of 滯

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(Simplified: 滞)
Pinyin: zhì
English Definition: sluggish
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ dài ] belt, strap; band, ribbon; area, zone; to carry, to raise, to wear
Similar Characters:
Example Words
滯後 zhì hòu to lag behind
滯留 zhì liú to detain; retention
滯銷 zhì xiāo to sell poorly; unmarketable; slow-moving (product, inventory etc)
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Example Sentences
Their national economy is stagnant.
We cannot stand still, but must constantly improve and develop.