dì earth; ground; field

Made up of [ earth; soil radical 32, also; and ]
Similar looking characters : tā (it)

Note

Uses earth 'radical' with 'ye' - originally a drinking horn
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: chéng (city) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet) hēi (black) jiāng (border) kuài (piece) lǐ (inside) líng (mound) qù (go) shèng (holy) sì (Buddhist temple) zài (exist) zhì (to arrive) zhōu (surname Zhou) zǒu (walk) zuò (sit) zuò (seat)
Also uses component: tā (she) tā (he)

Sounds same

dì (supreme ruler) dì (younger brother) dì (ordinal (1st,2nd))

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

冰天雪地 bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions
强龙难压地头蛇 qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart

Also

地狱 dì yù hell

Catties

Tea was the most important export that was weighed in the traditional Chinese unit of measurement called a 'catty'. It is colloqually known as the Chinese pound and is about 1.1pounds. The modern weight is aligned to the metric system as exactly 500grams. The container for tea, a 'caddy', is believed to have been named after the measure. In China it is known as the jin the word catty probably came from the Malay word for 'jin'.
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The date

Prior to the adoption of the Western calendar on the foundation of the Republic in 1912, China used a lunar based calendar. The year was divided into 12 or 13 months determined by the phase of the moon. The day within the month was named after the constellation that the moon was in (or near) on that particular date. This allowed Chinese people to work out the precise date on a clear night without the need for clocks and calendars.
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