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Pronunciation: lĭ
Meaning: inside, neighborhood, ½ kilometer
Simplified Chinese uses this character for two different traditional characters:
'Inside' - traditional Chinese has two alternate characters: 裏 and 裡.  Both = clothing 衣 + 里 (phonetic) and come from an older word for the fabric used to line clothing. (phono-semantic compound)
'Neighborhood, ½ kilometer' - patch of land 田 + earth 土. (associative compound)

Traditional characters: 裏 or 裡, 里

Found in:
Li Bai's 秋浦歌(其十五)

Word of the day on: 02.10.08