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The Chinese word li - 里 - lĭ
(inside in Chinese)

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English translations

inside, inner, lining, a unit of length equal to half kilometer, neighborhood,

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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.
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Chinese characters  ( li / lĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: inside )
里 ( li / lĭ ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 里 ( li / lĭ ) 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).

Ta kuaisu de zou jin le xiao nong li.
Tā kuàisù de zŏu jìn le xiăo nòng lĭ.
 – English translation: He quickly walked into a small alley.

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Usage as a radical
里 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called lĭzìpáng.
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).

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里 ( li / lĭ ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 49)
Chinese example words containing the character 里 ( li / lĭ )
巴利阿里群岛 ( Bālìālí Qúndăo = Balearic Islands ), 本地治里 ( Bĕndì zhì lí = Pondicherry ), 比里 ( Bĭlĭ = Billy ), 布里斯托尔 ( Bù lí sī tuō ĕr = Bristol ), 公里 ( gōnglĭ = kilometer ), 老骥伏枥志在千里 ( lăojìfúlì zhìzàiqiānlĭ = an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop a thousand li ), 里边 ( lĭbiān = inside ), 里面 ( lĭmiàn = inside ),
Other characters that are pronounced lĭ in Chinese
More words that mean inside in Chinese
lĭbiān ( 里边 ), lĭmiàn ( 里面 ), nèi ( 内 ), nèibù ( 内部 )
More words that mean inner in Chinese
nèibù ( 内部 )

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