地 dì earth; ground; field
Made up of [
Note Uses earth 'radical' with 'ye' - originally a drinking horn
Number of strokes
Using 土 tǔ
座 zuò (seat) 去 qù (go) 里 lǐ (inside) 坐 zuò (sit) 城 chéng (city walls) 圣 shèng (holy) 至 zhì (to arrive) 黑 hēi (black) 块 kuài (piece) 在 zài (exist) 圭 guī (jade tablet)
圭 guī (jade tablet) Using 也 yě
他 tā (he) 她 tā (she) Sounds same
帝 dì (supreme ruler)
弟 dì (younger brother)
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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
dì yù hell
受 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 Full information for
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