xià down; below

Note

A basic abstract notion of something below a line
Number of strokes 3

Sounds same

xià (summer)

< Previous xià Next xiān >

Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不耻下问 bù chǐ xià wèn There is no shame in asking help of those less fortunate
对症下药 duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem and achieve the desired result
落井下石 luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
骑虎难下 qí hǔ nán xià When taking risks you have to live with the consequences, it is difficult to back out
千里之行始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
天下没有不散的宴席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever

Phrases

下个星期 xià gè xīng qī next week
下个月 xià gè yuè next month
下午 xià wǔ afternoon
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