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

Special Economic Zones

A key part of Deng Xiaoping's reform of the Chinese economy was the setting up Special Economic Zones (SEZ). The first set of zones in the early 1980s was Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou all in Guangdong Province; Xiamen in Fujian Province, and the whole of the island province of Hainan. Fourteen more were added to the list in 1984 including Tianjin and Shanghai. A SEZ had a fair degree of independence from central government regulation.
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Years

The traditional cycle of astrological years is associated with twelve animals, each of these are combined with one of five elements to give a total cycle length of 60 years. The cycle of animals is rat; ox; tiger; rabbit; dragon; snake; horse; sheep; monkey; rooster; dog and pig.
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