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The Chinese word ding - 钉 - dīng
(nail in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

dīng

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced dìng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

nail"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, tack"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 钉 ( dīng ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( ding / dīng ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>nail</m> )
钉 ( ding / dīng ) in traditional characters
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Character complexity
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is composed of 7 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

metal  |  thumbtack
 
Chinese example words containing the character 钉 ( ding / dīng )
螺丝钉 ( luósīdīng = screw ), 木钉 ( mùdīng = dowel )
Other characters that are pronounced dīng in Chinese

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