Meaning of 里

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(Trad.: 裡, 里)
English Definition: lining; interior; inside; internal; also written ; li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m; neighborhood; ancient administrative unit of 25 families; (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township levels
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Unit of measure for farm land
Character Formation:
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    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words:
公里 [ gōng ]: kilometer
里程碑 [ chéng bēi ]: milestone
下里巴人 [ xià rén ]: folk songs of the state of Chu 楚国 ; popular art forms (cf. 阳春白雪 , highbrow art forms)
家里蹲 [ jiā dūn ]: recluse; hikikomori person
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