1. 直 is the 255th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 73 words.
  4. appears as a component in 8 characters.


Once :
=> , No glyph available
Radical :
=> (ten), (eye), (one)
Graphical :
=> , , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Zhi2 - surname Zhi/Zhi (c. 2000 BC), fifth of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God
  2. zhi2 - straight/to straighten/fair and reasonable/frank/straightforward/(indicates continuing motion or action)/vertical/vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. Pronunciation clue for 直 (zhi2): The component 十 is pronounced as 'shi2'. It has the same pinyin final.
  2. Pronunciation clue for 直 (zhi2): The component 一 is pronounced as 'yi1'. It has the same pinyin final.

Example Words:

High Frequency


Medium Frequency

直线 (直線)
直视 (直視)
直觉 (直覺)
直达 (直達)
简直 (簡直)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.