surname Zhi; Zhi (c. 2000 BC), fifth of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神農|神农 Farmer God

straight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters

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掰直 掰直 bai1 zhi2
to straighten; (slang) to turn a gay person straight

笔直 筆直 bi3 zhi2
perfectly straight; straight as a ramrod; bolt upright

秉笔直书 秉筆直書 bing3 bi3 zhi2 shu1
to record faithfully

车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直 che1 dao4 shan1 qian2 bi4 you3 lu4 - chuan2 dao4 qiao2 tou2 zi4 ran2 zhi2
lit. When we get to the mountain, there'll be a way through and when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current. (idiom); fig. Everything will turn out for the best.; Let's worry about it when it happens.; It will be all right on

船到桥门自会直 船到橋門自會直 chuan2 dao4 qiao2 men2 zi4 hui4 zhi2
lit. when the ship arrives at the bridge we can deal with the problem; no point in worrying about sth until it actually happens (idiom)

船到桥头自然直 船到橋頭自然直 chuan2 dao4 qiao2 tou2 zi4 ran2 zhi2
lit. when the boat gets to the pier-head, it will go straight with the current (proverb); fig. everything will be all right; cf 車到山前必有路,船到橋頭自然直|车到山前必有路,船到桥头自然直

垂直 垂直 chui2 zhi2
perpendicular; vertical

垂直和短距起落飞机 垂直和短距起落飛機 chui2 zhi2 he2 duan3 ju4 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
vertical or short takeoff and landing aircraft

垂直起落飞机 垂直起落飛機 chui2 zhi2 qi3 luo4 fei1 ji1
vertical takeoff and landing aircraft

垂直尾翼 垂直尾翼 chui2 zhi2 wei3 yi4
(aviation) tailfin; vertical stabilizer

垂直线 垂直線 chui2 zhi2 xian4
vertical line

垂直轴 垂直軸 chui2 zhi2 zhou2
vertical shaft; (math.) vertical axis

单刀直入 單刀直入 dan1 dao1 zhi2 ru4
to get straight to the point (idiom)

定直线 定直線 ding4 zhi2 xian4
directrix of a parabola

东直门 東直門 dong1 zhi2 men2
Dongzhimen neighborhood of Beijing

发直 發直 fa1 zhi2
to stare; to look blank; to be fixed (of eyes)

非直接 非直接 fei1 zhi2 jie1

奋起直追 奮起直追 fen4 qi3 zhi2 zhui1
to catch up vigorously; to set off in hot pursuit

辐射直接效应 輻射直接效應 fu2 she4 zhi2 jie1 xiao4 ying4
direct effect of radiation

扶摇直上 扶搖直上 fu2 yao2 zhi2 shang4
to skyrocket; to get quick promotion in one's career

腹直肌 腹直肌 fu4 zhi2 ji1
rectus abdominis muscle (aka abdominals or abs)

肛门直肠 肛門直腸 gang1 men2 zhi2 chang2
rectum (anatomy)

刚直 剛直 gang1 zhi2
upright and outspoken

鲠直 鯁直 geng3 zhi2
variant of 耿直

耿直 耿直 geng3 zhi2
honest; frank; candid

梗直 梗直 geng3 zhi2
variant of 耿直

憨直 憨直 han1 zhi2
honest and straightforward

韩彦直 韓彥直 han2 yan4 zhi2
Han Yanzhi (1131-?), Song dynasty botanist, author of classification of orange trees 橘錄|橘录

横冲直撞 橫衝直撞 heng2 chong1 zhi2 zhuang4
lit. bashing sideways and colliding straight on (idiom); to push through shoving and bumping; to barge; to charge around violently

横直 橫直 heng2 zhi2
(colloquial) whatever; come what may

急转直下 急轉直下 ji2 zhuan3 zhi2 xia4
to develop rapidly after abrupt turn (idiom); dramatic change

菅直人 菅直人 jian1 zhi2 ren2
KAN Naoto (1946-), Japanese Democratic Party politician, prime minister from 2010

简直 簡直 jian3 zhi2
simply; at all; practically

僵直 僵直 jiang1 zhi2
stiff; rigid; inflexible

矫枉过直 矯枉過直 jiao3 wang3 guo4 zhi2
see 矯枉過正|矫枉过正

径情直遂 徑情直遂 jing4 qing2 zhi2 sui4
to achieve one's ambitions (idiom)

迳直 逕直 jing4 zhi2
straight; direct

径直 徑直 jing4 zhi2

劲直 勁直 jing4 zhi2
strong and upright

抗直 抗直 kang4 zhi2

亢直 亢直 kang4 zhi2
upright and unyielding (literary)

口快心直 口快心直 kou3 kuai4 xin1 zhi2
see 心直口快

李直夫 李直夫 li3 zhi2 fu1
Li Zhifu (c. 14th century), Yuan dynasty playwright in the 雜劇|杂剧 style

理直气壮 理直氣壯 li3 zhi2 qi4 zhuang4
in the right and self-confident (idiom); bold and confident with justice on one's side; to have the courage of one's convictions; just and forceful

廉直 廉直 lian2 zhi2
upright and honest; incorruptible; squeaky clean

母子垂直感染 母子垂直感染 mu3 zi3 chui2 zhi2 gan3 ran3
mother-to-infant transmission

弄直 弄直 nong4 zhi2
to straighten

平直 平直 ping2 zhi2
smooth; level

强直性脊柱炎 強直性脊柱炎 qiang2 zhi2 xing4 ji3 zhu4 yan2
ankylosing spondylitis; Bechterew’s disease

青云直上 青雲直上 qing1 yun2 zhi2 shang4
rising straight up in a clear sky (idiom); rapid promotion to a high post; meteoric career

曲直 曲直 qu1 zhi2
lit. crooked and straight; fig. right and wrong, good and evil

省直管县 省直管縣 sheng3 zhi2 guan3 xian4
direct management of a county by the province (PRC administrative reform)

是非曲直 是非曲直 shi4 fei1 qu1 zhi2
lit. right and wrong, crooked and straight (idiom); fig. merits and demerits; pros and cons

竖直 豎直 shu4 zhi2
vertical; to erect; to set upright; vertical stroke in Chinese characters; young servant (old)

率直 率直 shuai4 zhi2
frank; straightforward; blunt

爽直 爽直 shuang3 zhi2

外商直接投资 外商直接投資 wai4 shang1 zhi2 jie1 tou2 zi1
overseas foreign direct investment (OFDI)

网络直径 網絡直徑 wang3 luo4 zhi2 jing4
network diameter

西直门 西直門 xi1 zhi2 men2
Xizhimen neighborhood of Beijing; the main northwest gate of Beijing

纤芯直径 纖芯直徑 xian1 xin1 zhi2 jing4
core diameter (of a fiber)

现场直播 現場直播 xian4 chang3 zhi2 bo1
on-the-spot live broadcast

心直口快 心直口快 xin1 zhi2 kou3 kuai4
frank and outspoken (idiom); straight speaking; to say what one thinks

心直嘴快 心直嘴快 xin1 zhi2 zui3 kuai4
frank and outspoken; straight speaking; to say what one thinks

一往直前 一往直前 yi1 wang3 zhi2 qian2
see 一往無前|一往无前

一直 一直 yi1 zhi2
straight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of ... up to ...; all along

一直往前 一直往前 yi1 zhi2 wang3 qian2
straight ahead

一直以来 一直以來 yi1 zhi2 yi3 lai2
in the past always; for a long time now; until now

以直报怨,以德报德 以直報怨,以德報德 yi3 zhi2 bao4 yuan4 - yi3 de2 bao4 de2
to repay kindness with kindness, and repay enmity with justice (idiom, from Analects)

意大利直面 意大利直麵 yi4 da4 li4 zhi2 mian4

勇往直前 勇往直前 yong3 wang3 zhi2 qian2
to advance bravely

照直 照直 zhao4 zhi2
directly; straight; straight ahead; straightforward

正直 正直 zheng4 zhi2
upright; upstanding; honest

直白 直白 zhi2 bai2
frank; open; blunt

直奔 直奔 zhi2 ben4
to go straight to; to make a beeline for

直笔 直筆 zhi2 bi3
a straightforward honest account

直播 直播 zhi2 bo1
live broadcast (not recorded); direct Internet broadcasting; (agriculture) direct seeding

直布罗陀 直布羅陀 zhi2 bu4 luo2 tuo2

直布罗陀海峡 直布羅陀海峽 zhi2 bu4 luo2 tuo2 hai3 xia2
Strait of Gibraltar

直肠 直腸 zhi2 chang2
rectum (anatomy)

直肠镜 直腸鏡 zhi2 chang2 jing4
proctoscope (medicine)

直肠直肚 直腸直肚 zhi2 chang2 zhi2 du4
frank and outspoken (idiom)

直陈 直陳 zhi2 chen2
to say straight out; to point out bluntly; to give a straightforward account; to disclose

直尺 直尺 zhi2 chi3
straight ruler

直翅目 直翅目 zhi2 chi4 mu4
Orthoptera (insect order including grasshoppers, crickets and locusts)

直达 直達 zhi2 da2
to go nonstop to; through (as in "through train"); nonstop

直达车 直達車 zhi2 da2 che1
through train (or bus)

直捣 直搗 zhi2 dao3
to storm; to attack directly

直捣黄龙 直搗黃龍 zhi2 dao3 huang2 long2
lit. to directly attack Huanglong; fig. to directly combat the root of a problem

直到 直到 zhi2 dao4

直道而行 直道而行 zhi2 dao4 er2 xing2
lit. to go straight (idiom, from Analects); to act with integrity

直到现在 直到現在 zhi2 dao4 xian4 zai4
even now; until now; right up to the present

直瞪瞪 直瞪瞪 zhi2 deng4 deng4
to stare blankly

直裰 直裰 zhi2 duo1
everyday robe worn at home in ancient times; robe worn by priests, monks and scholars

直掇 直掇 zhi2 duo1
a kind of a robe

直敪 直敪 zhi2 duo1
a kind of a robe

直发 直髮 zhi2 fa4
straight hair

直发板 直髮板 zhi2 fa4 ban3
see 直髮器|直发器

直发器 直髮器 zhi2 fa4 qi4
hair straightener

直方图 直方圖 zhi2 fang1 tu2
histogram; bar chart

直飞 直飛 zhi2 fei1
to fly directly; direct flight

直幅 直幅 zhi2 fu2
vertical scroll; (advertising) vertical banner

直感 直感 zhi2 gan3
intuition; direct feeling or understanding

直根 直根 zhi2 gen1
taproot (main root growing vertically down)

直勾勾 直勾勾 zhi2 gou1 gou1
with fixed eyes

直观 直觀 zhi2 guan1
direct observation; directly perceived through the senses; intuitive; audiovisual

直航 直航 zhi2 hang2
direct flight; to fly directly

直呼其名 直呼其名 zhi2 hu1 qi2 ming2
to address sb directly by name (idiom); to address sb by name without using an honorific title (indicating either familiarity or overfamiliarity)

直话 直話 zhi2 hua4
straight talk; straightforward words

直积 直積 zhi2 ji1
direct product (in set theory)

直谏 直諫 zhi2 jian4
to admonish sb frankly; direct criticism

直僵 直殭 zhi2 jiang1
rigid; stiff

直角 直角 zhi2 jiao3
a right angle

直角尺 直角尺 zhi2 jiao3 chi3
a set square (carpenter's tool)

直角器 直角器 zhi2 jiao3 qi4
a set square (carpenter's tool)

直角三角 直角三角 zhi2 jiao3 san1 jiao3
a right angled triangle

直角三角形 直角三角形 zhi2 jiao3 san1 jiao3 xing2
a right angled triangle

直角坐标 直角座標 zhi2 jiao3 zuo4 biao1
rectangular coordinates

直接 直接 zhi2 jie1
direct; opposite: indirect 間接|间接; immediate; directly; straightforward

直接宾语 直接賓語 zhi2 jie1 bin1 yu3
direct object (grammar)

直接竞争 直接競爭 zhi2 jie1 jing4 zheng1
direct competitor; direct competition

直接了当 直接了當 zhi2 jie1 liao3 dang4
see 直截了當|直截了当

直接数据 直接數據 zhi2 jie1 shu4 ju4
data-direct (in LAN emulation)

直接税 直接稅 zhi2 jie1 shui4
direct tax

直接选举 直接選舉 zhi2 jie1 xuan3 ju3
direct election

直捷 直捷 zhi2 jie2

直截 直截 zhi2 jie2

直捷了当 直捷了當 zhi2 jie2 liao3 dang4
variant of 直截了當|直截了当

直截了当 直截了當 zhi2 jie2 liao3 dang4
direct and plainspoken (idiom); blunt; straightforward

直径 直徑 zhi2 jing4

直撅撅 直撅撅 zhi2 jue1 jue1
completely straight

直觉 直覺 zhi2 jue2

直觉性 直覺性 zhi2 jue2 xing4

直来直去 直來直去 zhi2 lai2 zhi2 qu4
going directly (without detour); (fig.) direct; straightforward (in one's manner or speech)

直来直往 直來直往 zhi2 lai2 zhi2 wang3
blunt; outspoken

直愣愣 直愣愣 zhi2 leng4 leng4
staring blankly

直隶 直隸 zhi2 li4
Ming and Qing dynasty province directly administered by Beijing, including Beijing, Tianjin, most of Hebei and Henan and part of Shandong

直立 直立 zhi2 li4
erect; upright; vertical

直立人 直立人 zhi2 li4 ren2
Homo erectus

直溜溜 直溜溜 zhi2 liu1 liu1
straight as an arrow

直流 直流 zhi2 liu2
to flow directly; direct current (D.C.)

直馏 直餾 zhi2 liu2
direct distillation

直流电 直流電 zhi2 liu2 dian4
direct current

直落布兰雅 直落布蘭雅 zhi2 luo4 bu4 lan2 ya3
Telok Blangah, a place in Singapore (GM)

直眉瞪眼 直眉瞪眼 zhi2 mei2 deng4 yan3
to stare angrily or vacantly

直男 直男 zhi2 nan2
straight guy

直男癌 直男癌 zhi2 nan2 ai2
(slang) male chauvinism

直排 直排 zhi2 pai2
vertical setting (printing)

直情径行 直情徑行 zhi2 qing2 jing4 xing2
straightforward and honest in one's actions (idiom)

直上云霄 直上雲霄 zhi2 shang4 yun2 xiao1
to soar into the sky

直升飞机 直升飛機 zhi2 sheng1 fei1 ji1
see 直升機|直升机

直升机 直升機 zhi2 sheng1 ji1

直升机坪 直升機坪 zhi2 sheng1 ji1 ping2

直视 直視 zhi2 shi4
to look straight at

直书 直書 zhi2 shu1
to record faithfully

直抒胸臆 直抒胸臆 zhi2 shu1 xiong1 yi4
to speak one's mind

直属 直屬 zhi2 shu3
directly subordinate

直率 直率 zhi2 shuai4
candid; frank

直爽 直爽 zhi2 shuang3
straightforward; outspoken

直顺 直順 zhi2 shun4
straight and smooth (hair etc)

直通 直通 zhi2 tong1
to lead directly to

直通车 直通車 zhi2 tong1 che1
"through train" (refers to the idea of retaining previous legislature after transition to Chinese rule in Hong Kong or Macao)

直通火车 直通火車 zhi2 tong1 huo3 che1
through train

直皖战争 直皖戰爭 zhi2 wan3 zhan4 zheng1
war of 1920 between Northern Warlords, in which the Zhili faction beat the Anhui faction and took over the Beijing government

直系 直系 zhi2 xi4
directly related

直系军阀 直係軍閥 zhi2 xi4 jun1 fa2
the Zhili faction of the Northern Warlords

直系亲属 直系親屬 zhi2 xi4 qin1 shu3
next of kin; immediate dependant

直系血亲 直系血親 zhi2 xi4 xue4 qing4
direct descendant; blood relative

直系祖先 直系祖先 zhi2 xi4 zu3 xian1
direct ancestor

直辖 直轄 zhi2 xia2
to govern directly

直辖市 直轄市 zhi2 xia2 shi4
municipality, namely: Beijing 北京, Tianjin 天津, Shanghai 上海 and Chongqing 重慶|重庆, the first level administrative subdivision; province level city; also called directly governed city

直线 直線 zhi2 xian4
straight line; sharply (rise or fall)

直线加速器 直線加速器 zhi2 xian4 jia1 su4 qi4
linear accelerator

直线性加速器 直線性加速器 zhi2 xian4 xing4 jia1 su4 qi4
linear accelerator

直销 直銷 zhi2 xiao1
to sell directly; direct sale (by a factory); direct marketing

直行 直行 zhi2 xing2
to go straight; straight forward; fig. to do right

直选 直選 zhi2 xuan3
direct election

直言 直言 zhi2 yan2
to speak forthrightly; to talk bluntly

直言不讳 直言不諱 zhi2 yan2 bu4 hui4
to speak bluntly (idiom); not to mince words

直言命题 直言命題 zhi2 yan2 ming4 ti2
categorical proposition (logic)

直言无讳 直言無諱 zhi2 yan2 wu2 hui4
to speak one's mind; to speak candidly (idiom)

直译 直譯 zhi2 yi4
literal translation

直译器 直譯器 zhi2 yi4 qi4
interpreter (computing)

直至 直至 zhi2 zhi4
lasting until; up till (the present)

质直 質直 zhi4 zhi2
upright; straightforward

中央直辖市 中央直轄市 zhong1 yang1 zhi2 xia2 shi4
municipality, namely: Beijing 北京, Tianjin 天津, Shanghai 上海 and Chongqing 重慶|重庆, the first level administrative subdivision; province level city; also called directly governed city

拙直 拙直 zhuo1 zhi2
simple and frank

紫颊直嘴太阳鸟 紫頰直嘴太陽鳥 zi3 jia2 zhi2 zui3 tai4 yang2 niao3
(bird species of China) ruby-cheeked sunbird (Chalcoparia singalensis)

嘴快心直 嘴快心直 zui3 kuai4 xin1 zhi2
outspoken and frank (idiom)

嘴直 嘴直 zui3 zhi2
straight shooter