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Meaning of 知

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Pinyin: zhī
English Definition: to know; to be aware
Chinese Definition:
①晓得,明了:知道。知名(著名)。知觉(有感觉而知道)。良知。知人善任。温故知新。知难而进。知情达理。
②使知道:通知。知照。
③学识,学问:知识,求知。无知。
④主管:知县(旧时的县长)。知府。知州。知宾(指主管招待宾客的人。亦称“知客”)。
⑤彼此了解:相知。知音。知近。
⑥彼此了解、交好的人:故知(老朋友)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • arrow, dart; to vow, to swear
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
反知识 [ fǎn zhī shi ]: anti-intellectual
知觉 [ zhī jué ]: perception; consciousness
无知 [ zhī ]: ignorant; ignorance
众所周知 [ zhòng suǒ zhōu zhī ]: as everyone knows (idiom)
知足常乐 [ zhī cháng ]: satisfied with what one has (idiom)
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