德 dé virtue; goodness; morality
Made up of [彳 chì
radical 60, 十 shí
radical 24, 一 yī
radical 1, 目 mù
radical 109, 心 xīn
NoteThe Step radical suggests 'way' and the remainer is straightness tested by ten eyes over the heart. Most famously used in Dao De Jing
Using 彳 chì
: 得 dé (get) 很 hěn (very) 行 xíng (permitted) 征 zhēng (journey)
Using 十 shí
: 半 bàn (half) 古 gǔ (ancient) 载 zài (to carry) 卖 mài (sell) 什 shén (what) 支 zhī (to support) 盾 dùn (shield) 直 zhí (straight) 早 zǎo (early)
Using 一 yī
: 丙 bǐng (third in order) 丑 chǒu (shameful) 或 huò (maybe) 丽 lì (beautiful) 且 qiě (and) 世 shì (life) 与 yǔ (to give) 正 zhèng (correct) 不 bù (no; not) 旦 dàn (dawn) 百 bǎi (hundred)
Using 目 mù
: 看 kàn (look) 相 xiāng (each other) 盼 pàn (to hope for) 睛 jīng (eye) 盾 dùn (shield) 直 zhí (straight) 冒 mào (to emit)
Using 心 xīn
: 恶 è (evil) 您 nín (you (polite)) 想 xiǎng (to think) 愿 yuàn (to hope) 意 yì (idea) 思 sī (to think) 聪 cōng (quick at hearing) 念 niàn (to read) 怎 dìng (how)
Sounds same得 dé (get)
Different tone的 de (of)
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