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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意) : (potter's clay/earth) + (field); meaning a measure of land () and fields (), literally "place" or "mile"

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 166 +0, 7 strokes, cangjie input 田土 (WG), four-corner 60104)

  1. li (a unit of distance equal to about a third of a mile)
  2. village
  3. lane
  4. a surname

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1291, character 2
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 40131
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1791, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3680, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+91CC

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , , Jyutping lei5, Yale lei5)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ li, , Guangdong li1, li3; li1 [Meixian], Hagfa Pinyim li1, li3)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana さと, romaji sato)

  1. country house
  2. village

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(ri>i) (hangeul [[>]], revised ri>i, McCune-Reischauer ri>i, Yale li>i)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , , Pinyin (li3), tóng (tong2), chóng (chong2), Wade-Giles li3, t'ung2, ch'ung2)

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. li (a unit of distance equal to half of a kilometre in modern China)
  2. village (an administrative unit in Taiwan Area, Republic of China)
  3. lane (a type of Hong Kong road)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional , )

  1. inside, interior

Preposition[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional , )

  1. in, inside
    • John 1.5
      光照在黑暗,黑暗却不接受光。
      Guāng zhào zaì hēiàn , hēi'àn què bù jiēshòu guāng.
      And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
    谁在这房间? shéi zài zhè fángjiān lǐ?
    Who is inside this room?
  2. place
    这里 here, 那里 there, 哪里 where

Proper noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. A surname​.

Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*liə̌)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA lí (li2))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, lịa, , lìa)