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
Kites

Kites

Culture

Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.

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