Balance (收支)

Balance (收支 shōu zhī) is the net sum of income (收入 shōu rù) and expenditures (支出 zhī chū).

Part 1: Breakdown of Words

” (shōu) as in “income” (收入 shōurù), “collect” (收集 shōu jí), “receive” (接收 jiē shōu), “earnings” (收益 Shōuyì), or “reward” (收获 shōu huò).

” (zhī) as in “pay” (支付 zhī fù), “dominate” (支配 zhī pèi), “support” (支撑 zhī chēng), or “pillar” (支柱 zhī zhù).

Part 2: Examples

  1. Balance of international payment (国际收支平衡表 guó jì shōu zhī píng héng biǎo).
  2. Trade balance (贸易收支 mào yì wài zhī). 

 

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