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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Grave robber given the death sentence

China can not be accused of taking the digging up of historical artifacts from burials lightly. It has always been culturally important to respect the graves of the dead as many still believe the ancestors pass judgment on their families. China has many ancient tombs some containing valuable ornaments and jewelry, particularly in northern China.

Yao Yuzhong from Inner Mongolia has been found guilty of grave robbing - not just himself but heading up a gang numbering 225 people. He now has two years to mount an appeal and even if he loses that, he may have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment for good behavior.


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