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地方 dì fang: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

地方 (dì fang) English Meaning

  • region
  • regional (away from the central administration)

Traditional Characters: 地方

地 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.  Please Note:  This character is also pronounced “de” when used as a structural particle (see it in HSK 3).

方 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 我会来你的地方。
    Wǒ huì lái nǐ dì dìfāng.
    I’ll come to your place.
  • 他去了某个地方。
    Tā qùle mǒu gè dìfāng.
    He went to some place or other.
  • 这地方交通不方便。
    Zhè dìfāng jiāotōng bù fāngbiàn.
    This place isn’t convenient to public transportation.
  • 我今晚没地方睡觉。
    Wǒ jīn wǎn méi dìfāng shuìjiào.
    I have no place to sleep tonight.
  • 保存在阴凉的地方。
    Bǎocún zài yīnliáng dì dìfāng.
    Keep it in a cool place.
  • 这个地方什么都有。
    Zhège dìfāng shénme dōu yǒu.
    This place has everything.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 de

地 (de): -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct

  • 土 (tǔ): earth
  • 也 (yě): also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation;
hsk 3 fang

方 (fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter

 (fāng): square, direction

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 地

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 当地(dāng dì): local; in the locality
  • 地道(dì dao): real; pure; genuine; typical; well-done; thorough
  • 地理(dì lǐ): geography
  • 地区(dì qū): regional; local; district (not necessarily formal administrative unit); region; area; as suffix to city name, means prefecture or county (area administered by a prefecture level city or county level city); CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 地毯(dì tǎn): carpet; rug
  • 地位(dì wèi): position; status; place; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 地震(dì zhèn): earthquake
  • 陆地(lù dì): dry land (as opposed to the sea)
  • 土地(tǔdì): territory; land; soil; local god; Lar; genius loci; CL: 片(piàn)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 地步(dì bù): condition; situation; plight; extent; room for action
  • 地势(dì shì): terrain; topography relief
  • 地质(dì zhì): geology
  • 耕地(gēng dì): arable land; to plow land
  • 基地(jī dì): base (of operations); industrial or military base; al-Qaeda
  • 盆地(pén dì): basin (low-lying geographical feature); depression
  • 阵地(zhèn dì): position; front
  • 殖民地(zhí mín dì): colony

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 方

HSK 3 Word List

  • 北方(běi fāng): north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
  • 地方(dì fang): region; regional (away from the central administration)
  • 方便(fāng biàn): convenient; to help out; to make things easy for people; convenience; suitable; having money to spare; (euphemism) to go to the toilet

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 大方(dà fāng): generous; tasteful; stylish; easy-mannered
  • 对方(duì fāng): counterpart; other person involved; opposite side; other side; receiving party
  • 方(fāng): square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute, etc.); place; method; prescription (medicine); upright or honest; just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbreviation for square or cubic meter
  • 方案(fāng àn): plan (for action); program (for action, etc.); proposal; proposed bill; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 方式(fāng shì): way (of life); pattern; style; mode; manner; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 平方(píng fāng): square (as in square foot, square mile, square root)
  • 双方(shuāng fāng): bilateral; both sides; both parties involved

HSK 6 Word List

  • 比方(bǐfang): instance; example
  • 方位(fāng wèi): direction; points of the compass; bearing; position; azimuth
  • 方言(fāng yán): dialect
  • 方圆(fāng yuán ): circumference
  • 方针(fāng zhēn): policy; guidelines; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 官方(guān fāng): official; (by the) government
  • 立方(lì fāng): cube
  • 千方百计(qiān fāng bǎi jì): lit. thousand ways, a hundred plans (idiom); by every possible means
  • 想方设法(xiǎng fāng shè fǎ): to think up every possible method (idiom); to devise ways and means; to try this, that and the other

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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