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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
lí | li2
English translation
mythical beast (archaic)
to leave
to part from
to be away from
(in giving distances) from
without (sth)
independent of
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦 bā guà [bā guà], symbolizing fire
surname Li
rare beast; strange; elegant

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

Contains the radical

róu

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

An animal standing straight;  tóu is the head

Etymology of

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Type

pictographic

Positional decomposition

⿱⿱亠凶禸

Explanation

Pictograph of a legendary mountain demon with horns and a tail beween its legs, now written as chī . The traditional character (leave; depart; away from) was simplified to by deleting the zhuī (bird) component.

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Example sentences using

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sōu chuán 办好 bàn hǎo Gǎng 手续 shǒuxù 立刻 lìkè 启航 qǐ háng le .

The ship sailed as soon as it got clearance.

qǐng zài 离开 líkāi 之前 zhī qián 这些 zhè xiē 小册子 xiǎo cè zi 发给 fā gěi 他们 tā men hǎo ?

Distribute these pamphlets among them before you leave, will you?

qǐng zài 离开 líkāi 之前 zhī qián 整理 zhěnglǐ hǎo 房间 fángjiān .

Pick up your room before you go out, please.

请求 qǐngqiú 7 diǎn qián 离开 líkāi .

It is requested that he should leave before seven o'clock.

离境 qián 必须 bìxū jiāo huí 护照 hùzhào .

You must hand over your passport before you leave.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
离开 líkāi to depart離開
to leave
距离 jùlí distance距離
离婚 líhūn to divorce離婚
分离 fēn lí to separate分離
远离 yuǎn lí to be far from遠離
脱离 tuōlí to break away from脫離
隔离 gélí to separate隔離
离去 lí qù to leave離去
离子 lí zǐ ion離子
逃离 táo lí to run out逃離
撤离 chè lí to evacuate撤離
离不开 lí bu kāi inseparable離不開
偏离 piān lí to deviate偏離
离谱 lí pǔ excessive離譜
游离 yóu lí to disassociate遊離
离职 lí zhí to retire離職
剥离 bō lí to peel剝離
离奇 lí qí odd離奇
离别 lí bié to part from sb離別
近距离 jìn jù lí close range近距離
背离 bèi lí to depart from背離
离心 lí xīn to be at odds with離心
迷离 mí lí blurred迷離

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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