xià down; below

Used as component in : xiā
Similar looking characters : (no; not)
Made with 3 strokes.
An abstract notion of something below a line. Also used as a measure word for how many times a brief action occurs
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

xià (summer)

Different tone

xiā (shrimp)

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


不耻下问 bù chǐ xià wèn There is no shame in asking help from those less fortunate or senior than yourself.
对症下药 duì zhèng xià yào Take the right measures to solve a problem to achieve the desired result
落井下石 luò jǐng xià shí To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
骑虎难下 qí hǔ nán xià When taking risks you have to live with the consequences, it is difficult to back out
千里之行始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
天下没有不散的宴席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever


xià gè xīng qī Next week
xià gè yuè Next month
xià wǔ Afternoon