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The Cantonese word ci - 持 - ci4
(to hold in Cantonese)





Romanization (Jyutping)

ci4

English translations

to hold, to support, to manage, to oppose, to grasp, to maintain,
to keep

Chinese character (simplified):

The traditional Chinese characters of ci4 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to carry  |  to maintain
持 ( ci / ci4 ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 400)
Other characters that are pronounced ci4 in Cantonese
More words that mean to hold in Cantonese
baa2 ( 把 ), bou6 ( 抱 ), geoi2 ( 举 ), naa4 ( 拿 ), zap1 ( 执 )
More words that mean to support in Cantonese
jung2 ( 拥 ), zaan3 ( 赞 ), zi1 ( 资 ), zi1 ( 支 )

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