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The Chinese word di - 第 - dì
( ordinal )

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English translations

ordinal , a prefix indicating order, the residence of a high official

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Chinese characters  ( di / dì ) with pronunciation (English translation: <i>ordinal </i> )
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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

number one  |  the sixth sense  |  turns numbers (one, two,..) into ordinals (first, second,...)
第 ( di / dì ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 163)
Chinese example words containing the character 第 ( di / dì )
安第斯山 ( Āndìsīshān = Andes ), 第一 ( dìyī = first ), 印第安纳波利斯 ( Yìn dì ān nà bō lì sī = Indianapolis )
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