(dī)

HSK 4

Meaning

  1. low
  2. to lower (one's head)
  3. droop

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • dī > di1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
降低 jiàngdī reduce/to lower/to drop
贬低 biǎndī to belittle/depreciate/disparage
贬低 biǎn dī to belittle/to disparage/to play down/to demean/to degrade/to devalue
不识高低 bù shí gāo dī can't recognize tall or short (idiom)/doesn't know what's what
低矮 dī ǎi short/low
低昂 dī áng ups and down/rise and fall
低八度 dī bā dù an octave lower (music)
低帮 dī bāng low-top (shoes)
低保 dī bǎo subsistence allowance/welfare (abbr. for 城市居民最低生活保障[chéng shì jū mín zuì dī shēng huó bǎo zhàng])
低保真 dī bǎo zhēn low fidelity/lo-fi
低层 dī céng low level
低产 dī chǎn low yield
低潮 dī cháo low tide/low ebb
低沉 dī chén overcast/gloomy/downcast/deep and low (of sound)/muffled
低成本 dī chéng běn low cost/inexpensive
低垂 dī chuí to droop/to hang low
低档 dī dàng low-grade/of low worth or rank/poor quality/inferior
低等 dī děng inferior
低等动物 dī děng dòng wù lower animal/primitive life-form
低地 dī dì lowland
低地轨道 dī dì guǐ dào see 近地軌道|近地轨道[jìn dì guǐ dào]
低低切切 dī dī qiè qiè in a low voice/whispered
低地绣眼鸟 dī dì xiù yǎn niǎo (bird species of China) lowland white-eye (Zosterops meyeni)
低调 dī diào low pitch/quiet (voice)/subdued/low-key/low-profile
低端 dī duān low-end
低端人口 dī duān rén kǒu low-paid workers in industries that offer jobs for the unskilled/derogatory-sounding abbr. for 低端產業從業人口|低端产业从业人口
低放射性废物 dī fàng shè xìng fèi wù low-level waste
低费用 dī fèi yòng low cost
低分 dī fēn low marks/low score
低粉 dī fěn abbr. for 低筋麵粉|低筋面粉[dī jīn miàn fěn]
低估 dī gū to underestimate/to underrate
低谷 dī gǔ valley/trough (as opposed to peaks)/fig. low point/lowest ebb/nadir of one's fortunes
低耗 dī hào low consumption (energy, fuel etc)
低缓 dī huǎn low and unhurried (voice etc)/low and gently sloping (terrain)
低级 dī jí low level/rudimentary/vulgar/low/inferior
低剂量照射 dī jì liàng zhào shè low dose irradiation
低级语言 dī jí yǔ yán low-level (computer) language
低价 dī jià low price
低阶 dī jiē low level
低阶语言 dī jiē yǔ yán low-level (computer) language
低筋面粉 dī jīn miàn fěn low-gluten flour/cake flour/pastry flour/soft flour
低聚物 dī jù wù oligomer (chemistry)
低空 dī kōng low altitude
低空飞过 dī kōng fēi guò to just scrape through with a narrow pass (in an exam)
低空跳伞 dī kōng tiào sǎn BASE Jumping
低栏 dī lán low hurdles (track event)
低利 dī lì low interest
低利贷款 dī lì dài kuǎn low interest loan
低廉 dī lián cheap/inexpensive/low
低劣 dī liè inferior quality/substandard/low-grade
低领口 dī lǐng kǒu low-cut neckline
低落 dī luò downcast/gloomy/to decline
低眉顺眼 dī méi shùn yǎn docile/submissive
低迷 dī mí blurred (landscape etc)/low (spirits)/in a slump (economy)
低能 dī néng incapable/incompetent/stupid/mentally deficient
低能儿 dī néng ér retarded child/moron/idiot
低浓缩铀 dī nóng suō yóu low-enriched uranium
低平火山口 dī píng huǒ shān kǒu maar
低气压 dī qì yā low pressure/depression (meteorology)
低丘 dī qiū hilly (geography)
低龋齿性 dī qǔ chǐ xìng non-caries-inducing
低热 dī rè a low fever (up to 38°C)
低三下四 dī sān xià sì servile
低烧 dī shāo a low fever (up to 38°C)
低声 dī shēng in a low voice/softly
低声细语 dī shēng xì yǔ in a whisper/in a low voice (idiom)
低收入 dī shōu rù low income
低首下心 dī shǒu xià xīn to be fawningly submissive (idiom)
低俗 dī sú vulgar/poor taste
低速层 dī sù céng low velocity zone (seismology)/also called asthenosphere 軟流層|软流层[ruǎn liú céng]
低速挡 dī sù dǎng low gear/bottom gear
低俗化 dī sú huà vulgarization
低速率 dī sù lǜ low speed
低俗之风 dī sú zhī fēng vulgar style (used of items to be censored)
低体温症 dī tǐ wēn zhèng hypothermia
低头 dī tóu to bow the head/to yield/to give in
低头不见抬头见 dī tóu bù jiàn tái tóu jiàn see 抬頭不見低頭見|抬头不见低头见[tái tóu bù jiàn dī tóu jiàn]
低头认罪 dī tóu rèn zuì to bow one's head in acknowledgment of guilt/to admit one's guilt
低头族 dī tóu zú smartphone addicts
低洼 dī wā low-lying
低微 dī wēi meager (wages)/humble (social status)/feeble (voice)
低维 dī wéi low-dimensional (math.)
低尾气排放 dī wěi qì pái fàng low emissions (from car exhaust)
低温 dī wēn low temperature
低息 dī xī low-interest
低下 dī xià low status/lowly/to lower (one's head)
低陷 dī xiàn to sink/to settle
低效 dī xiào inefficient/ineffective
低胸 dī xiōng low-cut (dress)/plunging (neckline)
低血糖 dī xuè táng hypoglycemia (medicine)
低血压 dī xuè yā low blood pressure
低压 dī yā low pressure/low voltage
低压带 dī yā dài low-pressure zone/depression (meteorology)
低吟 dī yín to chant softly/to murmur
低音 dī yīn bass
低音大号 dī yīn dà hào bass tuba/euphonium
低音大提琴 dī yīn dà tí qín double bass/contrabass
低音管 dī yīn guǎn bassoon/also written 巴頌管|巴颂管 or 巴松管
低音喇叭 dī yīn lǎ ba woofer
低音炮 dī yīn pào subwoofer
低音提琴 dī yīn tí qín double bass/contrabass
低于 dī yú to be lower than
低语 dī yǔ mutter
低脂 dī zhī low fat
放低 fàng dī to lower/to be humble
高不成低不就 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom)/not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
高不凑低不就 gāo bù còu dī bù jiù can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom)/not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
高低 gāo dī height/altitude (aviation)/pitch (music)/ups and downs (success or failure)/whether sth is right or wrong/comparative strength, weight, depth, stature/(spoken interjection) anyway, whatever/eventually, in the end
高低不就 gāo dī bù jiù can't reach the high or accept the low (idiom)/not good enough for a high post, but too proud to take a low one
高低潮 gāo dī cháo the tide/high and low water
高低杠 gāo dī gàng uneven bars (gymnastics)
高分低能 gāo fēn dī néng high in score but low in ability (as a result of teaching to the test)
高高低低 gāo gāo dī dī high and low/uneven (in height)/uneven (of ground)
狗眼看人低 gǒu yǎn kàn rén dī to act like a snob
过低 guò dī too low
减低 jiǎn dī to lower/to reduce
减低速度 jiǎn dī sù dù to retard/to decelerate
降低 jiàng dī to reduce/to lower/to bring down
降低利率 jiàng dī lì lǜ to reduce interest rates
历来最低点 lì lái zuì dī diǎn all time low (point)
男低音 nán dī yīn bass (music)/lower register male voice
扒高踩低 pá gāo cǎi dī crawl high, step low (idiom)/unprincipled crawling, flattering one's superiors and trampling on one's juniors/toadying and bullying
偏低 piān dī to be on the low side/to be inadequate (e.g. of a salary)
人往高处爬,水往低处流 rén wǎng gāo chù pá, shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú see 人往高處走,水往低處流|人往高处走,水往低处流[rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu, shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú]
人往高处走,水往低处流 rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu, shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom)/one should constantly strive to make progress
抬头不见低头见 tái tóu bù jiàn dī tóu jiàn (idiom) (of people in a small town etc) to cross paths regularly
体温过低 tǐ wēn guò dī hypothermia
天低吴楚,眼空无物 tiān dī Wú Chǔ, yǎn kōng wú wù the sky hangs low over the Yangtze, empty as far as the eye can see (idiom)/nothing to see to the broad horizon
笑点低 xiào diǎn dī amused by even the weakest joke/ready to laugh at the smallest thing
压低 yā dī to lower (one's voice)
眼高手低 yǎn gāo shǒu dī to have high standards but little ability/to be fastidious but incompetent (idiom)
夜幕低垂 yè mù dī chuí darkness fell (falls, had fallen etc)
一见高低 yī jiàn gāo dī lit. to fight it out with sb to see who is best (idiom)/fig. to cross swords with/to lock horns
智力低下 zhì lì dī xià mental retardation
中低端 zhōng dī duān mid-to-low-range
走低 zǒu dī to go down/to decline
最低潮 zuì dī cháo lit. low tide/fig. the lowest point (e.g. of a relationship)
最低点 zuì dī diǎn lowest point/minimum (point)
最低谷 zuì dī gǔ lowest point/nadir
最低限度 zuì dī xiàn dù minimum
最低限度理论 zuì dī xiàn dù lǐ lùn minimalist theory
最低音 zuì dī yīn lowest voice/lowest pitch/lowest note

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