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dì de

  1. noun soil / ground / land
    Domain: Geography 地理学
    Notes: As in 土地, or 地面 (FE '地' 2; CED '地' 3, 4)
  2. de particle subordinate particle
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Function Words 虚词 , Concept: Structural Particle 结构助词
    Notes: 地 can only be placed after an adverbial adjunct. For example, 笑容满面地走进央视西门 'walked into the CCTV West Gate with a big smile [on his] face.' (VOA 2016-01-25)
  3. proper noun Earth / ground / level / bhumi
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: bhūmi, one of the ten stages of bodhisattva development into a Buddha 十地; FGS translation standard: Earth (Faxiang)
  4. proper noun the earth
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: For example, 天地玄黃 'The sky was black and earth yellow.' (FE '地' 1; CED '地' 1; QZW)
  5. noun fields
    Domain: Agriculture 农业
    Notes: As in 天地 (FE '地' 2; CED '地' 3)
  6. noun a place
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 地方 or 地点, for example, in the idiom 因地制宜 'to accord with local customs using appropriate measures' (CCI '因地制宜'; CED '地' 8, 9; FE '地' 4).
  7. noun a situation / a position
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Condition 状况
    Notes: As in 地位 (FE '地' 4; CED '地' 10)
  8. noun background
    Domain: Art 艺术
    Notes: As in the background of a painting (CED '地' 12)
  9. foreign di
    Domain: Buddhism 佛教
    Notes: Used for the sound in mantras and Sanskrit names
  10. noun a territory / a region
    Domain: Geography 地理学
    Notes: As in 陆地 (FE '地' 3; CED '地' 2)
  11. noun used after a distance measure
    Domain: Geography 地理学
    Notes: To indicate that the measure is for travel distance (CED '地' 13)

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
Mahāratnakūṭasūtra (The Great Treasures Collection Sūtra) 《大寶積經》 Scroll 16 379


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
地生 地生 其後此地生自然地肥 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 6 9
蹈地 蹈地 蹈地安隱 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 8
堕地 墮地 墮地行七步 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 1 7
地柔 地柔 其地柔濡 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 18 6
地凹 地凹 地凹四寸 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 18 6
宅地 宅地 見諸大天神各封宅地 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 2 5
地肤 地膚 其後復有地膚出 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 22 5
去地 去地 吹此大地及諸名山須彌山王去地十里 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 19 5
阎浮提地 閻浮提地 此閻浮提地 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 5 5
散地 散地 吹花散地 Dīrghāgama 《長阿含經》 Scroll 20 4