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地球 dì qiú: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

地球 (dì qiú) English Meaning

  • the Earth
  • planet

Traditional Characters:  地球

地 forms words in:

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

球 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4 and HSK 5.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 地磁地球的磁力。
    Dìcí dìqiú de cílì.
    Geomagnetism is the magnetic force of the Earth.
  • 地球比太阳小。
    Dìqiú bǐ tàiyáng xiǎo.
    The earth is smaller than the sun.
  • 地球是一个行星。
    Dìqiú shì yīgè xíngxīng.
    The earth is a planet.
  • 地球绕着太阳转。
    Dìqiú ràozhe tàiyáng zhuǎn.
    The earth moves around the sun.
  • 月球围着地球转。
    Yuèqiú wéi zhuó dìqiú zhuǎn.
    The moon moves around the earth.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

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

球 (qiú): ball; sphere; globe; CL:個|个(gè); ball game; match; CL:場|场(chǎng)

  •  (yù): jade
  •  (qiú): to seek; to look for; to request; to demand; to beseech
  •  (yī): one
  •  (zhǔ): stroke
  •  (shuǐ): water

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 球

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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