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离 lí: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

离 (lí) English Meaning

  • to leave
  • to part from
  • to be away from
  • (in giving distances) from
  • without (something)
  • independent of
  • one of the eight trigrams of the Book of Changes representing fire (old)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 离这里不远。
    Lí zhèlǐ bù yuǎn.
    It’s not far from here to there.
  • 离这里远不远?
    Lí zhèlǐ yuǎn bù yuǎn?
    Is it far from here?
  • 离这儿有多远?
    Lí zhè’er yǒu duō yuǎn?
    How far is it from here?
  • 把平底锅离火。
    Bǎ píngdǐ guō lí huǒ.
    Take the pan off the fire.
  • 这里离东京很远。
    Zhèlǐ lí dōngjīng hěn yuǎn.
    It is far from here to Tokyo.
  • 雪梨离这里很远。
    Xuělí lí zhèlǐ hěn yuǎn.
    Sydney is far from here.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 li
  •  (tóu): shelter, head
  •  (qiǎn): container
  • : unidentified strokes
  •  (róu): get away

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 离

HSK 2 Word List

  • 离(lí):  to leave; to part from; to be away from; (in giving distances) from; without (sth); independent of; one of the eight trigrams of the Book of Changes representing fire (old)

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 离婚(lí hūn):  to divorce; divorced from (one’s spouse)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 隔离(gé lí):  to separate; to isolate
  • 脱离(tuō lí):  to separate oneself from; to break away from; diastasis (medicine); abscission; abjunction (botany)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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