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English Definition(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ); him; her; it
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Pinyinzhī
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo)
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi1
Part of Speech(助) particle, (代) pronoun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate

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Words With Same Head Word    
之后zhīhòuafterwards; following; later; after
之前zhīqiánbefore; prior to; ago; previously; beforehand
之内zhīnèiinside; within
之类zhīlèiand so on; and such
之一zhīyīone of (something); one out of a multitude; one (third, quarter, percent etc)
Words With Same Tail Word    
总之zǒngzhīin a word; in short; in brief
总而言之zǒng éryán zhīin short; in a word; in brief
反之fǎnzhīon the other hand...; conversely...
敬而远之jìng ér yuǎn zhīto show respect from a distance (idiom); to remain at a respectful distance
分之fēnzhī(indicating a fraction)
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