lì stand; rise

Note

Simplification of person standing up on the ground
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 117 used in: tóng (boy servant) ; wèi (position) ; qīn (parent) ; zhàn (station) ; yīn (sound)

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Sounds same

lì (strength) lì (sharp) lì (strict) lì (beautiful) lì (to experience)

Different tone

lí (Fire) lǐ (inside) lǐ (ceremony) lǐ (texture) lǐ (plum)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 立
Stroke order for character 立, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

不破不立 bù pò bù lì The old needs to be demolished before building the new
鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior)

Cantonese

If you thought mastering the four vowel tones of Mandarin Chinese was hard, try the nine tones used in Cantonese. The differences are so subtle that non-native speakers have little chance of learning the language well. Cantonese is spoken by about 59 million people mainly in Guangdong and adjoining provinces.
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fēi to not be; not; wrong

Origin

Ancient pictograph of negation 'not is'

Radical

Index 175 used in: used in: fěi (bandit)
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