dìng to set; to fix; to determine

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40, zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]


The meaning of setting things to right comes from combination of 'order'; 'stop' under 'roof'
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters

Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) fù (rich) gōng (palace) guān (official) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)
Also uses zhǐ component: bù (a step) 齿 chǐ (tooth) cǐ (this) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk) zú (foot)

Sounds same

dìng (how)

Different tone

dīng (nail) dǐng

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