lǐ texture; inner essence; intrinsic order

Made up of [ jade radical 96, inside; chinese mile; village radical 166]
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses component: qiú (ball) quán (all) rùn (leap) wán (toy) xiàn (to appear) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner)
Also uses component: tóng (boy servant)

Sounds same

lǐ (inside) lǐ (ceremony) lǐ (plum)

Different tone

lí (Fire) lí (pear) lì (strength) lì (stand) lì (sharp) lì (strict) lì (beautiful) lì (to experience)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

大理 Dali, Yunnan

Proverbs

泥人怕雨,谎言怕理 ní rén pà yǔ, huǎng yán pà lǐ Over time lies will eventually be laid bare

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