lǐ texture; inner essence; intrinsic order

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

Related characters


Using : quán (all) zhǔ (owner) rùn (leap) zhù (to live) wán (toy) xiàn (to appear)
Using : tóng (boy servant)

Sounds same

lǐ (inside) lǐ (ceremony) lǐ (plum)

Different tone

lí (Fire) 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

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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One of China's great accomplishments that is genuinely awe-inspiring is the Great Wall. On our page describing the wall we debunk some of the many myths surrounding its construction. For centuries the wall has stood unused and so large sections have fallen into disrepair. The sections to the north of Beijing are the most visited and here the Great Wall snakes its way up and over mountains.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

耕耘, 收获
fēn gēng yún, yī fēn shōu huò [yi fen geng yun, yi fen shou huo]
one part cultivation, one part harvest
Half growing the crop; half harvesting it. Can't expect a harvest without cultivating the crop
Hard work is needed to achieve a good result
Hard work never did anyone any harm
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