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

HSK 6 Word List

*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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