to support, branch, to prop up, to put up, to pay, to get an advance, to sustain
Chinese character (simplified) and stroke order animation"How do I write 支 ( zi1 ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This Cantonese dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all individual characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of zi1 are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
支 is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
mainstay | sub branch
支 ( zi / zi1 ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 526)
Other characters that are pronounced zi1 in Cantonese