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坚持 jiān chí: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

坚持 (jiān chí) English Meaning

  • to continue upholding
  • to remain committed to
  • persistence
  • to persist
  • to uphold
  • to insist on
  • persevere

Traditional Characters:  堅持

坚 forms words in:

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持 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 坚持。
    Jiānchí.
    Hold on.
  • 他们坚持让他走。
    Tāmen jiānchí ràng tā zǒu.
    They insisted that he go.
  • 政府坚持自己的政策。
    Zhèngfǔ jiānchí zìjǐ de zhèngcè.
    The government stuck to its policies.
  • 我一直这么认为并且坚持。
    Wǒ yīzhí zhème rènwéi bìngqiě jiānchí.
    I’ve always thought so, and I insisted on this.
  • 我的父亲坚持要我们等火车。
    Wǒ de fùqīn jiānchí yào wǒmen děng huǒchē.
    My father insisted that we wait for the train.
  • 吉米坚持要我带他去动物园。
    Jímǐ jiānchí yào wǒ dài tā qù dòngwùyuán.
    Jimmy insisted that I take him to the zoo.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

坚 (jiān): strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute

  •  (shōu): receive
  •  (tǔ): earth

持 (chí): to hold; to grasp; to support; to maintain; to persevere; to manage; to run (i.e. administer); to control

  •  (shou): hand
  •  (sì): Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 坚

HSK 4 Word List

  • 坚持 (jiān chí): to continue upholding; to remain committed to; persistence; to persist; to uphold; to insist on; persevere

HSK 5 Word List

  • 坚决 (jiān jué): firm; resolute; determined
  • 坚强 (jiān qiáng): staunch; strong

HSK 6 Word List

  • 坚定 (jiān dìng): firm; steady; staunch; resolute
  • 坚固 (jiān gù): firm; firmly; hard; stable
  • 坚韧 (jiān rèn): tough and durable; tenacious
  • 坚实 (jiān shí): firm and substantial; solid
  • 坚硬 (jiān yìng): hard; solid

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 持

HSK 4 Word List

  • 坚持 (jiān chí): to continue upholding; to remain committed to; persistence; to persist; to uphold; to insist on; persevere
  • 支持 (zhī chí): to be in favor of; to support; to back; support; backing; to stand by; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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