dé get; gain; gives

Made up of [ chì step radical 60, cùn unit of length; inch; thumb radical 41]

Note

Includes step and a phonetic that includes idea of laying hands on something in view - to grab
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using chì : hěn (very) dé (virtue) xíng (permitted) zhēng (journey)
Using cùn : duì (right) shù (tree) shè (to shoot) fēng (to confer) shí (time)

Sounds same

dé (virtue)

Different tone

de (of)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 得
Stroke order for character 得, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

不入虎穴焉得虎子 bù rù hǔ xué yān dé hǔ zǐ Great rewards require a great risk
不撒大网不得大鱼 bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed
得鱼忘筌 dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring what made it possible
箭在弦上,不得不发 jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā Things have reached a point when something must be done
留得青山在,不怕没柴烧 liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
难得糊涂 nan dé hú tu Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise

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The development of railways in China 1860-1920 was driven by foreign capitalists. Different foreign nations built their own railways within their spheres of influence. This led to widespread resentment among Chinese people and it was not until 1949 that China started building its own network. The mountainous terrain over much of western China makes railways difficult to build, a link through to Tibet was only made in 2006. Proportionate to its size of population China still has a small network and recently it has been the construction of road and air links that has taken priority.
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