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底 dǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

底 (dǐ) English Meaning

  • background
  • bottom
  • base
  • the end of a period of time
  • towards the end of (last month)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Sample Sentences

  • 渣滓都沉到瓶底了。
    Zhāzǐ dōu chén dào píng dǐle.
    The dregs have settled at the bottom of the bottle.
  • 果冻果冻,由明胶制成,作为点心或色拉底使用。
    Guǒdòng guǒdòng, yóu míngjiāo zhì chéng, zuòwéi diǎnxīn huò sèlā dǐ shǐyòng.
    It is a jelly made with gelatin, used as a dessert or salad base.
  • 斯蒂芬不愿见他的姐姐,便立即采取规避动作,藏到床底下去了。
    sīdìfēn bù yuàn jiàn tā de jiějiě, biàn lìjí cǎiqǔ guībì dòngzuò, cáng dào chuáng dǐxia qùle.
    Stephen, unwilling to see his sister, immediately took evasive action and hid under the bed.
  • 如果我们遮住底边角上的树丛,这张照片会给人以更好的平衡感。
    Rúguǒ wǒmen zhē zhù dǐ biān jiǎo shàng de shùcóng, zhè zhāng zhàopiàn huì jǐ rén yǐ gèng hǎo de pínghéng gǎn.
    If we cover the bushes in the bottom corner, the photograph will have a better sense of balance.
  • 那种浅底小船叫小舟。
    nà zhǒng qiǎn dǐ xiǎochuán jiào xiǎozhōu.
    That kind of shallow-bottomed boat is called a canoe.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 di 3
  • 广 (guǎng): shelter
  • 氐 (dī): name of an ancient tribe

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 底

HSK 4 Word List

  • 到底 (dào dǐ): finally; in the end; when all is said and done; after all; to the end; to the last
  • 底 (dǐ): background; bottom; base; the end of a period of time; towards the end of (last month)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 彻底 (chè dǐ): thorough; thoroughly; complete

HSK 6 Word List

  • 归根到底 (guī gēn dào dǐ): (saying) to sum it up…
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