dīng nail; robust; adult man

Note

Picture of a nail

Different tone

dǐng dìng (to set) dìng (how)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 丁
Stroke order for character 丁, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Fù shuǐ nán shōu [fu shui nan shou]
spilled water difficult collect
Spilled water can not be brought back
What is done is done
There's no use crying over spilt milk

Kowtow

The traditional way to show respect and subservience was with the kowtow, which involves bowing and touching the ground with the forehead. A kowtow was made to parents, school teachers, court officials as well as the Imperial family. Sometimes it is still seen when families visit their ancestral tomb.
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