dì earth; ground; field

Made up of [ earth; soil radical 32, also; and ]

Note

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

Related characters


Using : zuò (seat) qù (go) lǐ (inside) zuò (sit) chéng (city walls) shèng (holy) zhì (to arrive) hēi (black) kuài (piece) zài (exist) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet)
Using : tā (he) tā (she)

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

shòu to receive; to accept; to suffer

Made up of [ zhuǎ claw radical 87, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Origin

A picture of a claw or crown above a right hand offering a plate - and therefore 'to receive' - the form has since been simplified
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