"之" • Chinese-English Dictionary

DICTIONARY OPTIONS
CHARACTERS : Simplified Traditional
PHONETIC : Pinyin Bopomofo EFEO Wade-Giles Yale
» Search by Radical
Trad.
Radical
Radical
(Bushou)
丿
Strokes 1
Composition
Strokes 4
Prononciation
Mandarin zhī
Entry Methods
Pinyin zhi1
Kanji /
Cangjie
INO
戈弓人
Sijiao 3030.7
Wubi PPPP
CNS 11643 1-4466
Encodages (hexa)
Unicode U+4E4B
GB2312 D6AE
BIG5 A4A7
HSK
Level 4
 zhī (possessive particle, literary equivalent of 的[de5]) / him / her / it
Results beginning with 之
 zhī hòu afterwards / following / later / after
 zhī jiān between / among / inter-
 zhī yī one of (sth) / one out of a multitude / one (third, quarter, percent etc)
 zhī qián before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
 zhī zhōng inside / among / in the midst of (doing sth) / during
 zhī wài outside / excluding
 zhī xià under / beneath / less than
 zhī lèi and so on / and such
 zhī nèi inside / within
 zhī shàng above
 zhī jì during / at the time of
 zhī zhì extremely
 zhī suǒ yǐ the reason why
 zhī zì xíng Z-shaped / zigzag
 zhī zì lù zigzag road / switchback
 zhī hū zhě yě four common characters of classical Chinese (idiom) / fig. semi-incomprehensible talk / double Dutch / all Greek to me
 zǒng zhī in a word / in short / in brief
 suí zhī thereupon / subsequently / accordingly
 jiā zhī moreover / in addition to that
 fǎn zhī on the other hand... / conversely...
 gào zhī to tell sb / to inform
 cì zhī second (in a competition) / occupying second place
 jiǔ zhī for a long time
 fēn zhī (indicating a fraction)
 Lè zhī Ritz (cracker brand)
 qǐng zhī in a moment / shortly after
 yào zhī in brief / in a word
 yīn zhī for this reason
» MORE
1325之 132zhī yǒu Friends of 1325
 bǎi fēn zhī percent
 chēng zhī wéi to call it... / known as...
 huàn yán zhī in other words
 Wáng Xī zhī Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
 rén zhī chū man at birth (is fundamentally good in nature) / the first line of Three character classic 三字經|三字经[San1 zi4 jing1]
 dài zhī yǐ (has been) replaced with / (its) place has been taken by
 jiǎn yán zhī in simple terms / to put things simply / briefly
 Zhāng Zhī dòng Zhang Zhidong (1837-1909), prominent politician in late Qing
 Wáng Fū zhī Wang Fuzhi (1619-1692), wide-ranging scholar of the Ming-Qing transition
 Zǔ chōng zhī Zu Chongzhi (429-500), astronomer and mathematician
 Gù Kǎi zhī Gu Kaizhi or Ku K'aichih (346-407), famous painter of Eastern Jin dynasty, one of the Four Great Painters of the Six dynasties 六朝四大家
 fēn zhī yī (indicating fraction)
 Guān Zhī lín Rosamund Kwan (1962-), Hong Kong actress
 Jiè Zhī tuī Jie Zhitui (7th century BC), legendary selfless subject of Duke Wen of Jin 晉文公|晋文公, in whose honor the Qingming festival 清明 / (Pure brightness or tomb-sweeping festival) is said to have been initiated
 Jí zhī dǎo JUSCO, Japanese chain of hypermarkets
 jī zhī nián beginning of maturity (of a girl)
 Láng zhī wàn Langevin (name)
 nián zhī jiǔ period of ... years
 Wèi zhī sù Ajinomoto, Japanese food and chemical corporation
 Yáo zhī pǔ jade garden of celestial ruler / paradise
 yì yán zhī in other words
 yóu zhī hū just like (sth)
 zài zhī shàng over
 Zhāng yì zhī Zhang Yizhi (-705), Tang dynasty politician and favorite of Empress Wu Zetian 武則天|武则天[Wu3 Ze2 tian1]
 chú cǐ zhī wài apart from this / in addition to this
 sān fēn zhī yī one third
 xiāng bǐ zhī xià by comparison
 bǎi fēn zhī bǎi a hundred percent / out and out / absolutely
 qǔ ér dài zhī to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
 hòu gù zhī yōu fears of trouble in the rear (idiom) / family worries (obstructing freedom of action) / worries about the future consequences / often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
 dāng wù zhī jí top priority job / matter of vital importance
 sān fēn zhī èr two-thirds
 yì liào zhī wài contrary to expectation / unexpected
 jiǔ ér jiǔ zhī over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
 zhòng zhōng zhī zhòng of the utmost importance / of highest priority
 xíng zhī yǒu xiào to be effective (idiom)
 yī xí zhī dì (acknowledged) place / a role to play / niche
 zǒng ér yán zhī in short / in a word / in brief
 dāng zhī wú kuì fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom) / entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
 quán yí zhī jì plan of convenience (idiom) / stop-gap measure / makeshift stratagem / interim step
 Sī chóu zhī Lù the Silk Road
 chí zhī yǐ héng to pursue unremittingly (idiom) / to persevere
 bù sù zhī kè uninvited or unexpected guest
 bù liǎo liǎo zhī to settle a matter by leaving it unsettled / to end up with nothing definite
 zì zhī zhī míng knowing oneself (idiom) / self-knowledge
 tiān rǎng zhī bié lit. as different as sky and earth (idiom) / fig. night and day difference / opposite extremes / a world of difference / a far cry from
 bù zhèng zhī fēng unhealthy tendency
 táo zhī yāo yāo to escape without trace (idiom) / to make one's getaway (from the scene of a crime) / to show a clean pair of heels
 zhì zhī bù lǐ to pay no heed to (idiom) / to ignore / to brush aside
 qiú zhī bù dé lit. seek but fail to get (idiom) / fig. exactly what one’s been looking for
 bì yóu zhī lù the road one must follow or take / the only way
 táng ér huáng zhī overt / to make no secret (of one's presence) / grandiose / with great scope
 Yīn yuè zhī shēng The Sound of Music, Broadway musical (1959) and Academy Award-winning movie (1965)
 jìng ér yuǎn zhī to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
 hòu qǐ zhī xiù an up-and-coming youngster / new talent / a brilliant younger generation
 yī jì zhī cháng proficiency in a particular field (idiom) / skill in a specialized area (idiom)
 qián chē zhī jiàn to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
 sì fēn zhī sān three quarters
 wú jī zhī tán complete nonsense (idiom)
 shī zhī jiāo bì to miss narrowly / to let a great opportunity slip
 rán méi zhī jí lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom) / fig. desperate situation / extreme emergency
 shí zhī bā jiǔ most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
 hǎo zì wéi zhī to do one's best / to shape up / to behave / to fend for oneself / you're on your own
 míng zhì zhī jǔ sensible act
 wú jià zhī bǎo priceless treasure
 wū hé zhī zhòng mob
 zhòng shǐ zhī dì lit. target of a multitude of arrows (idiom) / the butt of public criticism / attacked on all sides
 tiān lún zhī lè family love and joy / domestic bliss
 fèi fǔ zhī yán words from the bottom of one's heart
 jiǎn ér yán zhī in a nutshell / to put it briefly
 zài tiān zhī líng soul and spirit of the deceased
 shéng zhī yǐ fǎ to punish according to the law / to bring to justice
 cāo zhī guò jí to act with undue haste (idiom) / eager and impatient / overhasty
 Chì bì zhī zhàn Battle of Redcliff of 208 at Chibi in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 / of Huanggang city 黄冈, a decisive defeat of Cao Cao 曹操 / at the hands of southern kingdom of Wu / famous episode in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义
 liū zhī dà jí to steal away / to beat it
 yán wài zhī yì unspoken implication (idiom) / the actual meaning of what was said
 bù shí zhī xū a possible period of want or need
 yī xiào zhì zhī to dismiss with a laugh / to make light of
 liǎng guó zhī jiān bilateral / between two countries
 yǎng shēng zhī dào the way of maintaining good health
 qiáng nǔ zhī mò lit. an arrow at the end of its flight (idiom) / fig. spent force
 jǐng dǐ zhī wā the frog at the bottom of the well (idiom) / fig. a person of limited outlook and experience
 Měi guó Zhī Yīn Voice of America (VOA)
 ér lì zhī nián aged thirty (see 三十而立)
 chì zǐ zhī xīn pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn / sincere
 lòu wǎng zhī yú a fish that escaped the net (idiom) / (fig.) sb or sth that slips through the net
 gōng zhī yú zhòng to make known to the masses (idiom) / to publicize widely / to let the world know
 bù yì zhī cái ill-gotten wealth or gains
 jiān ér yǒu zhī to have both (at the same time)
 Léi shén zhī Chuí Quake (video game series)
 tīng zhī rèn zhī to take a laissez-faire attitude
 bù zhì zhī zhèng incurable disease
 zhì zhī dù wài to give no thought to / to have no regard for / to disregard
 hào sè zhī tú lecher / womanizer / dirty old man
 yú mǐ zhī xiāng (lit.) land of fish and rice / (fig.) fertile region / land of milk and honey
 mí liú zhī jì on one's deathbed / at the point of death
 qī nián zhī yǎng seven-year itch
 hài qún zhī mǎ lit. a horse that brings trouble to its herd (idiom) / fig. troublemaker / black sheep / rotten apple
 shù zhī gāo gé tied up in a bundle on a high shelf / to put sth on the back burner / no longer a high priority
 chéng rén zhī wēi to take advantage of sb's precarious position
 fù zhī yī jù to put to the torch (idiom) / to commit to the flames / to burn sth down deliberately
 Tiān fǔ zhī guó land of plenty / Heavenly province (epithet of Sichuan, esp. area around Chengdu)
 liù fēn zhī yī one sixth
 gān zhī rú yí lit. as sweet as syrup (idiom, from Book of Songs) / to endure hardship gladly / a glutton for punishment
 bù máo zhī dì barren land / desert
 fù zhī dōng liú to commit to the waters (idiom) / to lose sth irrevocably
 qiè fū zhī tòng keenly felt pain / bitter anguish
 bù bái zhī yuān unrighted wrong / unredressed injustice
 yī qiū zhī hé jackals of the same tribe (idiom) / fig. They are all just as bad as each other.
 chǔ zhī tài rán see 泰然處之|泰然处之[tai4 ran2 chu3 zhi1]
 xuán zhī yòu xuán mystery within a mystery / the mysteries of the Dao according to Laozi 老子
 xīn fù zhī huàn lit. calamity within one's bosom (idiom) / major trouble hidden within
 Shā mò zhī Hú Desert Fox
 tán zhǐ zhī jiān a snap of the fingers (idiom) / in an instant / in a short moment / in a flash / in the twinkling of an eye
 mén hù zhī jiàn sectarian bias / parochialism
 wèng zhōng zhī biē lit. like a turtle in a jar / to be trapped (idiom)
 ān zhī ruò sù bear hardship with equanimity / regard wrongdoing with equanimity
 yī miàn zhī jiāo to have met once / casual acquaintance
 yǒu shí zhī shì a person with knowledge and experience (idiom)
 fēn ér zhì zhī divide and rule (strategy) / divide and conquer
 tuī lǐ zhī bàn Spiral:
 děng ér xià zhī going from there to lower grades (idiom)
 yán zhī wú wù (of a writing etc) to have no substance (idiom) / to carry no weight
 chuí mù zhī nián old age
 zhì zhī nǎo hòu to banish from one's thoughts / to ignore / to take no notice
 yī kǒng zhī jiàn partial view / limited outlook
 bā bài zhī jiāo sworn brotherhood / intimate friendship
 bì jīng zhī lù the road one must follow or take / the only way / same as 必由之路[bi4 you2 zhi1 lu4]
 bó zhòng zhī jiān almost on a par
 bù jīng zhī tán absurd statement / cock-and-bull story
 bù kān zhī lùn indisputable statement / unalterable truth
 bù qíng zhī qǐng my presumptuous request (humble expr.) / if I may be so bold to ask a favor
 bù xiáng zhī zhào bad omen
 cè dá zhī xīn see 惻隱之心|恻隐之心[ce4 yin3 zhi1 xin1]
 cè yǐn zhī xīn compassion
 chí píng zhī lùn fair argument / unbiased view
 chī zhī yǐ bí to snort disdainfully / to scoff at / to turn up one's nose
Chinese Tones