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English Definition(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (lit.) but; just
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Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dai6
Part of Speech(词头) prefix
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Words With Same Head Word    
第一dìyīfirst; number one; primary
第二dì'èrsecond; number two; next; secondary
第三dìsānthird; number three
第四dìsìfourth; number four
Words With Same Tail Word    
上第shàngdìtop notch; highest quality
不第bùdìto fail the civil service examination (in imperial China)
及第jídìto pass an imperial examination
品第pǐndìgrade (i.e. quality); rank
宅第zháidìresidence; mansion
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