stand; rise

Made with 5 strokes.
Simplification of person standing up on the ground
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

(strength) (sharp) (strict) (beautiful) (to experience)

Different tone

(Fire) (pear) (inside) (ceremony) (texture) (plum)


Index 117 used in: (to pull) ; qīn (parent) ; tóng (boy servant) ; wèi (position) ; yīn (sound) ; zhàn (station)

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stroke order for 立
Stroke order for character 立, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


不破不立 bù pò bù lì The old needs to be demolished before building the new
鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior)
程门立雪 chéng mén lì xuě Showing great respect for someone - usually a teacher or scholar. The story is that a great scholar accidentally left two students waiting for him for hours out in the snow.
立锥之地 lì zhuī zhī dì A very small piece of property. Often said of someone who has fallen on hard times and has only a very small place to live or just to describe a very small space.