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down, below, under, beneath, next, to get off, lower
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 下 ( xià ) 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. :
The traditional Chinese characters of xià are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
下 is composed of 3 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
下 ( xia / xià ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 35)
Chinese example words containing the character 下 ( xia / xià )
底下 ( dĭxià = beneath ),地下室 ( dìxiàshì = basement ),下班 ( xià bān = to go off work ),下课 ( xià kè = class is over ),下边 ( xiàbiān = below ),下车 ( xiàchē = get off ),下次 ( xiàcì = next time ),下来 ( xiàlái = to come down ),下面 ( xiàmiàn = below ),下去 ( xiàqù = to continue to ),下午 ( xiàwŭ = afternoon ),下星期 ( xiàxīngqī = next week ),下雨 ( xiàyŭ = to rain ),下周 ( xiàzhōu = next week ),一下 ( yīxià = a little while ),一下儿 ( yīxiàr = a little while ),一下子 ( yīxiàzi = all of a sudden )
Other characters that are pronounced xià in Chinese