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English Definitionto persevere with; to persist in; to insist on
Simplified Script坚持
Traditional Script堅持
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄢ ㄔˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gin1ci4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
jiānstrong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
chíto hold; to grasp; to support; to maintain; to persevere; to manage; to run (i.e. administer); to control

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
坚决jiānjuéfirm; resolute; determined
坚定jiāndìngfirm; steady; staunch; resolute
坚强jiānqiángstaunch; strong
坚固jiāngùfirm; firmly; hard; stable
坚硬jiānyìnghard; solid
Words With Same Tail Word    
支持zhīchíto be in favor of; to support; to back; support; backing; to stand by
保持bǎochíto keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve
主持zhǔchíto take charge of; to manage or direct; to preside over; to uphold; to stand for (justice etc); to host (a TV or radio program etc); (TV) anchor
维持wéichíto keep; to maintain; to preserve
劫持jiéchíto kidnap; to hijack; to abduct; to hold under duress
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