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The Chinese word ding - 丁 - dīng
(population in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


Listen to pronunciation
(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced zhēng. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).

English translations

population"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).
, fourth, family name

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 丁 ( 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.

Chinese characters  ( ding / dīng ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>population</m> )
The traditional Chinese characters of dīng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 丁 ( ding / dīng ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo xing Ding.
Wŏ xìng Dīng.
 – English translation: My family name is Ding.

Character complexity
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is composed of 2 strokes and therefore is of extremely low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

family number  |  poll tax
丁 ( ding / dīng ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1027)
Chinese example words containing the character 丁 ( ding / dīng )
阿伯丁 ( Ābódīng = Aberdeen ), 爱丁堡 ( Àidīngbăo = Edinburgh ), 丁云 ( Dīng Yún = Ding Yun ), 宫保鸡丁 ( gōngbăo jīdīng = chicken with peanuts ), 园丁 ( yuándīng = gardener )
Other characters that are pronounced dīng in Chinese

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