dé get; gain; gives

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


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)

Sounds same

dé (virtue)

Different tone

de (of)

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


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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