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The Chinese word jianchi - 坚持 - jiānchí
("to insist on" in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

to insist on,
to persist in, to keep up, to stand on

Chinese character (modern = simplified):

Chinese character jianchi ( jiānchí ) with pronunciation (English translation: to insist on )
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堅持 (jianchi / jiānchí) is composed of these characters: (jian) , (chi)
坚持 (jianchi / jiānchí) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 坚持 ( jianchi / jiānchí ) Writing in Pinyin

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Ni weishenme jianchi zuo zhexie?
Nĭ wèishénme jiānchī zuò zhèxie?

 – English translation: Why do you insist on doing this?

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firm  |  to hold  |    |  

坚持 (jianchi / jiānchí) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 235)

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