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地 de: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

地 (de) English Meaning

  • -ly
  • structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct

Traditional Character:  

This character 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 “dì” when NOT used as a structural particle.

Sample Sentences

  • 这片地地势低洼。
    Zhè piàn de dìshì dīwā.
    The land was low-lying.
  • 这地微向南面倾斜。
    Zhè de wēi xiàng nánmiàn qīngxié.
    The land dips gently to the south.
  • 这地看来适合长蘑菇。
    Zhè de kàn lái shìhé zhǎng mógū.
    This looks to be a likely field for mushrooms.
  • 思想的碎片散落一地。
    Sīxiǎng de suìpiàn sànluò yī dì.
    The shards of thought were scattered on the ground.
  • 该地向海滩渐次倾斜。
    Gāi dì xiàng hǎitān jiàncì qīngxié.
    The ground slopes down toward the beach.
  • 那柱子牢牢地埋在地里。
    Nà zhùzi láo láo de mái zài dì lǐ.
    The post is firmly buried in the ground.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

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

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