lì strength

Note

Picture of a muscled forearm or a plow
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 19 used in: nán (male) ; dòng (to use) ; gōng (accomplishment) ; láo (to toil) ; lìng (other) ; lì (to experience) ; wèi (do)

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Sounds same

lì (stand) 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 力
Stroke order for character 力, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong
力不从心 lì bù cóng xīn Lacking in motivation to achieve aims
身体力行 shēn tǐ lì xíng Following the advice given oneself
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History

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