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
Tue 7th Mar

Urban plans change

Any recent visitor to China will have come away astonished by the pace of change. Huge, new buildings pop-up everywhere. The government has a strategy of planned construction of whole new urban centers. While the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) of Deng Xiaoping's era have prospered there is now more than example of how this strategy has failed to deliver. Ordos has been widely featured as a modern ghost town because a local boom from coal mining did not take place. Other developments within Tianjin, Kunming cities and at Yingkou, Liaoning have also failed to find take-up by companies. The government strategy seems to be moving from designating new cities to develop to following industrial development - only putting new urban cities where there is a demonstrable need for them.


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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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