dé virtue; goodness; morality

Made up of [ chì step radical 60, shí ten; 10 radical 24, one radical 1, eye radical 109, xīn heart radical 61]


The Step radical suggests 'way' and the remainer is straightness tested by ten eyes over the heart. Most famously used in Dao De Jing

Related characters

Using chì : dé (get) hěn (very) xíng (permitted) zhēng (journey)
Using shí : bàn (half) gǔ (ancient) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)
Using : kàn (look) xiāng (each other) pàn (to hope for) jīng (eye) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) mào (to emit)
Using xīn : è (evil) nín (you (polite)) xiǎng (to think) yuàn (to hope) yì (idea) sī (to think) cōng (quick at hearing) niàn (to read) dìng (how)

Sounds same

dé (get)

Different tone

de (of)

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承德 Chengde, Hebei
常德 Changde, Hunan
德州 Dezhou, Shandong


朱德 Zhu De
double happiness

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