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The Chinese word li - 理 - lĭ
(reason in Chinese)

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English translations

reason, to manage, to put in order,
logic, to administer

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Chinese characters  ( li / lĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: reason )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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cause  |  principle
理 ( li / lĭ ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 121)
Chinese example words containing the character 理 ( li / lĭ )
代理人 ( dàilĭrén = agent ), 道理 ( dàolĭ = principle ), 地理 ( dìlĭ = geography ), 地理学 ( dìlĭxué = geography ), 管理 ( guănlĭ = to manage ), 管理者 ( guănlĭzhĕ = supervisor ), 经理 ( jīnglĭ = manager ), 理发 ( lĭfà = haircut ), 理解 ( lĭjiĕ = to understand ), 理论 ( lĭlùn = theory ), 理想 ( lĭxiăng = ideal ), 伦理学 ( lúnlĭxué = ethics ), 物理 ( wùlĭ = physics ), 物理学 ( wùlĭxué = physics ), 心理学 ( xīnlĭxué = psychology ), 真理 ( zhēnlĭ = truth ), 清理 ( zhĕnglĭ = to clear up ), 总理 ( zŏnglĭ = premier )
Other characters that are pronounced lĭ in Chinese
More words that mean reason in Chinese
yuányīn ( 原因 )
More words that mean to manage in Chinese
chí ( 持 ), guănlĭ ( 管理 ), jīng ( 经 ), ( 司 ), zhí ( 执 ), zhì ( 治 )

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