Meaning of 直

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Pinyin: zhí
English Definition: straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To look someone in the eye
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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Example Words:
一直 [ zhí ]: straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of ... up to ...; all along
直接 [ zhí jiē ]: direct; opposite: indirect 间接 ; immediate; directly; straightforward
简直 [ jiǎn zhí ]: simply; at all; practically
垂直 [ chuí zhí ]: perpendicular; vertical
直径 [ zhí jìng ]: diameter
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