lì stand; rise


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


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


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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