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)

< Previous radical 116 xué Next radical 118 zhú >

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)
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