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指 zhǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

指 (zhǐ) English Meaning

  • finger
  • to point at or to
  • to indicate or refer to
  • to depend on
  • to count on
  • (of hair) to stand on end

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 我在国外指派了。
    Wǒ zài guówài zhǐpàile.
    I was abroad on an assignment.
  • 你刚才指的是什么?
    Nǐ gāngcái zhǐ de shì shénme?
    What were you alluding to just now?
  • 瞄准指的行为或事例
    Miáozhǔn zhǐ de xíngwéi huò shìlì.
    The act or an instance of pointing.
  • 不,我们通常指公吨。
    Bù, wǒmen tōngcháng zhǐ gōngdùn.
    We normally refer to metric tons.
  • 指着别人是不礼貌的。
    Zhǐzhe biérén shì bù lǐmào de.
    It is rude to point at others.
  • 罗盘的指针永远指向北方。
    Luópán de zhǐzhēn yǒngyuǎn zhǐxiàng běifāng.
    A compass needle points to the north.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

指 (zhǐ): finger; to point at or to; to indicate or refer to; to depend on; to count on; (of hair) to stand on end

  •  (shou): hand
  •  (zhǐ): imperial decree; purport; aim; purpose

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 指

HSK 4 Word List

  • 指 (zhǐ): finger; to point at or to; to indicate or refer to; to depend on; to count on; (of hair) to stand on end

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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