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English Definitionto pawn; pledge; hostage
See alsozhì character; nature; quality; plain; to question
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄓˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi3
Part of Speech(动) verb, (名) noun

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Words With Same Head Word    
质量zhìliàngquality; (physics) mass
质疑zhìyíto call into question; to question (truth or validity)
质朴zhìpǔsimple; plain; unadorned; unaffected; unsophisticated; rustic; earthy
质变zhìbiànqualitative change; fundamental change
质询zhìxúnto question; to enquire; interrogatory
Words With Same Tail Word    
物质wùzhìmatter; substance; material; materialistic
性质xìngzhìnature; characteristic
本质běnzhìessence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
实质shízhìsubstance; essence
品质pǐnzhìcharacter; intrinsic quality (of a person); quality (of a product or service, or as in "quality of life", "air quality" etc)
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