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地铁 dì tiě: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

地铁 (dì tiě) English Meaning

  • subway
  • metro

Traditional Characters: 地鐵

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).

铁 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 喀山有地铁。
    Kā shān yǒu dìtiě.
    There is a metro in Kazan.
  • 请问, 地铁在哪儿?
    Qǐngwèn, dìtiě zài nǎ’er?
    Excuse me, where is the metro?
  • 她在银座搭乘了地铁。
    Tā zài yínzuò dāchéngle dìtiě.
    She got on the subway at Ginza.
  • 请问.  地铁在哪儿?
    Qǐngwèn.  Dìtiě zài nǎ’er?
    Excuse me. Where’s the metro?
  • 我的信用卡在地铁上被扒了。
    Wǒ de xìnyòngkǎ zài dìtiě shàng bèi bāle.
    My credit card was stolen on the subway.
  • 你到这儿拐弯角上去坐地铁。
    Nǐ dào zhè’er guǎiwān jiǎo shàngqù zuò dìtiě.
    Turn here to get on the subway.
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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 tie

铁 (tiě): iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang)

  • 钅 (jīn): gold / metal
  • 失 (shī): to lose; to miss; to fail

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 铁

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 钢铁(gāng tiě): steel; strong; firm; staunch

HSK 6 Word List

  • 斩钉截铁(zhǎn dīng jié tiě): to chop the nail and slice the iron (idiom); resolute and decisive; unhesitating; definitely; without any doubt
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