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Meaning of 质

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(Trad.: 質)
Pinyin: zhì
English Definition: character; nature; quality; plain; to pawn; pledge; hostage; to question; Taiwan pr. [zhi2]
Chinese Definition:
①本体,本性:物质。流质(流动的不是固体的东西)。实质。质言(实言)。沙质。本质。质点。品质。性质。素质。资质。
②朴素,单纯:质朴。质直。
③问明,辨别,责问:质疑。质问。质询。对质。
④抵押或抵押品:人质。
⑤古同“贽”,礼物。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (shell) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • Above to below
      • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
      • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
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Example Words
质量 zhì liàng quality; (physics) mass; Classifiers:
物质 zhì matter; substance; material; materialistic; Classifiers:
素质 zhì inner quality; basic essence
性质 xìng zhì nature; characteristic; Classifiers:
本质 běn zhì essence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
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