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Meaning of 里

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(Trad.: 裡, 里)
Pinyin:
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
Chinese Definition:
①居住的地方:故里。返里(回老家)。
②街坊(古代五家为邻,五邻为里):里弄(lòng)。
③中国市制长度单位:一里(等于五百米)。里程牌。
④衣物的内层:被里。
⑤内部,与“外”相对,并引申为一定范围以内:里外。心里。这里。那里。
⑥姓氏。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Unit of measure for farm land
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ 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
这里 [ zhè ]: here
家里 [ jiā ]: home
里面 [ miàn ]: inside; interior; also pr. li3 mian5
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