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 lǐ li, ancient measure of length, approx. 500 m / neighborhood / ancient administrative unit of 25 families / (Tw) borough, administrative unit between the township 鎮|镇[zhen4] and neighborhood 鄰|邻[lin2] levels
Results beginning with 里
 lǐ miàn inside / interior / also pr. [li3 mian5]
 lǐ tou inside / interior
 lǐ bian inside
 lǐ chéng mileage (distance traveled) / course (of development)
 lǐ rén person from the same village, town or province / peasant (derog.) / (of a school of thought etc) follower
 lǐ wài inside and out / or so
 Lǐ áng Lyon, French city on the Rhône
 Lǐ jiā Riga, capital of Latvia
 Lǐ ěr Lille (city in France)
 lǐ lā lira (former Italian etc currency) (loanword)
 Lǐ gēn Reagan (name) / Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US president (1981-1989)
 lǐ shǒu expert / left-hand side (of a machine) / left-hand side (driver's side) of a vehicle
 Lǐ shì Richter (scale)
 lǐ zi lining / (fig.) substance (as opposed to outward appearance)
 lǐ lòng lanes and alleys / neighborhood / lane neighborhoods in parts of Shanghai, with modified Chinese courtyard houses, occupied by single families in the 1930s, now crowded with multiple families
 Lǐ Hǎi Caspian Sea
 lǐ ji (tender)loin (of pork, beef etc)
 lǐ dài inner tube (of tire)
 Lǐ gǎng Likang township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
 lǐ shè village shrine to the earth god
 lǐ xiàng lane / alley
 lǐ yàn common saying / folk proverb
 lǐ yuē agreement between the residents of a 里[li3], an administrative district under a city or town (Taiwan)
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 lǐ chéng bēi milestone
 Lǐ sī běn Lisbon, capital of Portugal
 lǐ chéng biǎo odometer
 Lǐ ào sī Ríos (name)
 lǐ bian r erhua variant of 裡邊|里边[li3 bian5]
 lǐ chéng jì speedometer (of a vehicle)
 Lǐ gǎng xiāng Likang township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
 Lǐ jiǎ nà Regina city, capital of Saskatchewan province, Canada
 lǐ jī ròu loin (of pork)
 Lǐ kè tè Richter (name) / Charles Francis Richter (1900-1985), US physicist and seismologist, after whom the Richter scale is named
 Lǐ lǎng wēi Lilongwe, capital of Malawi (Tw)
 Lǐ qí méng Richmond (place name or surname)
 Lǐ shì mǎn Richmond (name)
 lǐ wài lǐ all in all / either way
 lǐ zhǎng bó neighborhood warden
 lǐ lǐ wài wài inside and out
 Lǐ wǎ ěr duō Rivaldo
 lǐ yìng wài hé to coordinate outside and inside offensives (idiom) / (fig.) to act together
 lǐ chū wài jìn uneven / in disorder / everything sticking out
 lǐ gōu wài lián to act from inside in coordination with attackers outside / attacked from both inside and out
  Rio Group
  UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development / UNEP Risoe Centre / Risoe Centre
  Rio marker
  Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance / Rio Treaty
 lǐ bā tè rú Ribatejo
 Lǐ fú sài dé Riverside
 Lǐ Hǎi dì yā (bird species of China) Pander's ground jay (Podoces panderi)
 lǐ jìn wài chū too many people coming and going (idiom)
 lǐ qí zhāng liáng Ricci
 Lǐ shì zhèn jí Richter magnitude scale
 lǐ sī běn shěng Lisboa
 lǐ wéi āi lā riviera (loanword)
 lǐ wéi yē lā riviera (loanword) (Tw)
 Lǐ yuē rè nèi lú Rio de Janeiro
  Rio Conventions
  Risso's smooth-head
  Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in the European Region / Lisbon Convention
  Protocol of Peace, Friendship and Boundaries / the Rio Protocol
 lǐ ào gé lán dé Rio Grande (Brasil)
 lǐ ào kuā ěr tuō Río
 lǐ sī běn tiáo yuē Treaty of Lisbon amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community / Reform Treaty / Treaty of Lisbon
 Lǐ xī tè huò fēn Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833-1905), German geologist and explorer who published a major foundational study of the geology of China in 1887 and first introduced the term Silk Road 絲綢之路|丝绸之路
  landmark document
 lǐ sī běn yì dìng shū Protocol of Lisbon
 Lǐ wǎ jī yà Tiáo yuē Treaty of Livadia (1879) between Russia and China, relating to territory in Chinese Turkistan, renegotiated in 1881 (Treaty of St. Petersburg)
  Declaration of Rio de Janeiro
  Rio Group on Poverty Statistics
  Riobamba Charter of Conduct
  Rio +5 Forum
  Commission on the Biological Resources of the Caspian Sea
  Lisbon Summit Declaration
  United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development / Rio+20 Conference
  Rio Group Presidential Summit
  Declaration on the Tenth Anniversary of the Rio Group
  Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Rio Group
  Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10: Assessing Progress, Addressing Continuing and New Challenges / Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10
 zhè lǐ here
 xīn li chest / heart / mind
 nà li there / that place
 gōng lǐ kilometer
 nǎ lǐ where? / somewhere / anywhere / wherever / nowhere (negative answer to question) / humble expression denying compliment
 jiā lǐ home
 shǒu lǐ in hand / (a situation is) in sb's hands
 zuǐ lǐ mouth / in the mouth / on one's lips / speech / words
怀 huái lǐ embrace / bosom
 yè li during the night / at night / nighttime
 qiān lǐ a thousand miles / a thousand li (i.e. 500 kilometers) / a long distance
 chéng lǐ in the city
 wàn lǐ far away / thousands of miles / 10000 li
 Shuǐ lǐ Shuili township in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县[Nan2 tou2 xian4], central Taiwan
 hǎi lǐ nautical mile
 Bǎi lǐ two-character surname Baili
 Hā lǐ Harry or Hari (name)
 Yīng lǐ mile (unit of length equal to 1.609 km)
 shì lǐ li (Chinese unit of length equal to 500 meters)
 gù lǐ hometown / native place
 Mǎ lǐ Mali
 Bā lǐ Bari (Puglia, Italy)
 lín lǐ neighbor / neighborhood
 xiāng lǐ one's home town or village
 jiā lǐ potassium (loanword)
 lā lǐ lari (currency of Georgia) (loanword)
 biǎo lǐ the outside and the inside / one's outward show and inner thoughts / exterior and interior
 Dé lǐ Delhi / New Delhi, capital of India / same as 新德里[Xin1 De2 li3]
 Bā lǐ Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
 huá lǐ li (Chinese unit of distance)
 jiù lǐ inside story
 rì lǐ daytime / during the day
 chèn lǐ lining
 jié lǐ Jay,
 Bù lǐ Puli, town in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县[Nan2 tou2 xian4], central Taiwan
 jū lǐ curie (Ci) (loanword)
 A1 lǐ Ali (proper name) / Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (c. 600-661), cousin, aid and son-in-law of the Prophet Mohammed 穆罕默德, the fourth Caliph 哈里發|哈里发 / of Islam, reigned 656-661, and the first Imam 伊瑪目|伊玛目 / of Shia Islam / Ngari prefecture in Tibet, Tibetan: Mnga' ris
 Bā lǐ Bali (island province of Indonesia) (Tw)
 cūn lǐ village / hamlet
 Dà lǐ Tali or Dali city in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 Dào lǐ Daoli district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1] in Heilongjiang
 Fù lǐ Fuli township in Hualien County 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 Xian4], east Taiwan
 Hòu lǐ Houli township in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 Hú lǐ Huli district of Xiamen city 廈門市|厦门市[Xia4 men2 shi4] (Amoy), Fujian
 Jiā lǐ Chiali town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
 Jiǔ lǐ Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市[Xu2 zhou1 shi4], Jiangsu
 Kǎi lǐ Kaili city in Guizhou, capital of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南苗族侗族自治州|黔东南苗族侗族自治州
 Lóng lǐ Longli county in Qiannan Buyei and Miao autonomous prefecture 黔南州[Qian2 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou
 Sà lǐ Surrey (county in England)
 tóu lǐ in front / in advance of the field
 Tuō lǐ Toli county in Tacheng prefecture 塔城地區|塔城地区[Ta3 cheng2 di4 qu1], Xinjiang
 Wān lǐ Wanli district of Nanchang city 南昌市, Jiangxi
 xuán lǐ to return home
 xū lǐ village
 Yuàn lǐ Yuanli town in Miaoli county 苗栗縣|苗栗县[Miao2 li4 xian4], northwest Taiwan
 Yù lǐ Yuli town in Hualien County 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 Xian4], east Taiwan
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 Mǎ dé lǐ Madrid, capital of Spain
 gǔ zi lǐ beneath the surface / fundamentally / at the deepest level
 qiān lǐ mǎ lit. ten thousand mile horse / fine steed
 àn dì li secretly / inwardly / on the sly
 xīn li huà (to express one's) true feelings / what is on one's mind / secret mind
 kǎ lù lǐ calorie (loanword)
 Xī lā lǐ Hillary (name) / Hillary Rodham Clinton (1947-), US Democratic politician
 Mǎn zhōu lǐ Manzhouli county level city, Mongolian Manzhuur xot, in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔[Hu1 lun2 bei4 er3], Inner Mongolia
 Sān lǐ tún Sanlitun (Beijing street name)
 Xīn Dé lǐ New Delhi, capital of India
 A1 lǐ shān Alishan, mountain range in Taiwan
 bèi dì li behind sb's back
西西 Xī xī lǐ Sicily / Sicilia (Italian Island)
 mò lǐ sī Morris
 Mǎ lǐ ào Mario (name)
 sì xià li all around
 Tǎ lǐ mù the Tarim Basin in southern Xinjiang
 Suǒ mǎ lǐ Somalia
 qiān lǐ yǎn clairvoyance
 Hé píng lǐ Hepingli neighborhood of Beijing
 Sān lǐ hé Sanlihe (Beijing street name)
 Kè lǐ tè Crete
西 Wǎ xī lǐ Vasily (name)
 xuě lǐ hóng potherb mustard / Brassica juncea var. crispifolia
 wō li dòu internal strife (family, group, etc)
 Mì sū lǐ Missouri
 Mǎ lǐ lán Maryland, US state
 Bā lǐ Dǎo island of Bali
 Jié lǐ mǐ Jeremy (name)
 Mò lǐ āi Molière (1622-1673), French playwright and actor, master of comedy
 Dé lǐ dá Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), philosopher
 tè lǐ ěr Trier (city in Germany)
 Sū lǐ nán Suriname
 xuě lǐ hóng potherb mustard / Brassica juncea var. crispifolia
 Kè lǐ mù Crimea / the Crimean peninsula
 Xiè lǐ fū Sharif (name) / Nawaz Sharif (1949-), Pakistani politician
 Yī lǐ qí Ilyich or Illich (name)
西 Xī lǐ ěr Cyril (name) / Saint Cyril, 9th century Christian missionary / Cyrillic
  prion
  Cree
  tauari
 Aī lǐ wēn Yerevan, capital of Armenia 亞美尼亞|亚美尼亚[Ya4 mei3 ni2 ya4]
 A1 lǐ láng Arirang, famous Korean song of love and tragic separation, based on folk tale from Georyo dynasty / Arirang, series of Korean earth observation space satellites
 Aò bù lǐ Aubrey (name)
 bǎi lǐ xiāng thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
 bā kù lǐ bacuri
 Bā lǐ kūn Barkol Kazakh autonomous county or Barköl Qazaq aptonom nahiyisi in Kumul prefecture 哈密地區|哈密地区[Ha1 mi4 di4 qu1], Xinjiang
 Bā lǐ xiāng Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
 Bān bó lǐ Bunbury, coastal city in Western Australia / Banbury, town in Oxfordshire, England
 Bāo lǐ sī Boris (name)
 Bèi lǐ sī Belize (Tw)
 Bù lǐ zhèn Puli, town in Nantou county 南投縣|南投县[Nan2 tou2 xian4], central Taiwan
 chē dù lǐ Cha
 Dà lǐ shì Tali or Dali city in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 Dà má lǐ Damali or Tamali township in Taitung County 臺東縣|台东县[Tai2 dong1 Xian4], southeast Taiwan / same as Taimali 太麻里[Tai4 ma2 li3]
 Dào lǐ qū Daoli district of Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1] in Heilongjiang
 dào nà lǐ thither
 Dōng cāng lǐ Dongchang-ni, North Korean missile launch site on Yellow Sea, 70 km from Chinese border
 dūn gōng lǐ ton-kilometer (unit of capacity of transport system)
 Er4 lǐ tou Erlitou (Xia dynasty 夏朝 / archaeological site at Yanshi 偃师 / in Luoyang 洛陽|洛阳, Henan)
 Fēng xī lǐ P'unggye in Kilju county, North Hamgyeong province, the North Korean nuclear test site
 Fú lǐ dūn Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone
 Fú lǐ màn Freeman (surname)
 Fù lǐ xiāng Fuli township in Hualien County 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 Xian4], east Taiwan
 Fù lǐ yè Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier (French mathematician, 1768-1830)
 Gān bā lǐ Professor Ibrahim Gambari (1944-), Nigerian scholar and diplomat, ambassador to UN 1990-1999, UN envoy to Burma from 2007
 gōng lǐ shí kilometer per hour
 guā lǐ rén Gwari
 Guǒ gē lǐ Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author and dramatist
 hā lǐ fā (loanword) caliph / also written 哈利發|哈利发[ha1 li4 fa1]
 Hòu lǐ xiāng Houli township in Taichung county 臺中縣|台中县[Tai2 zhong1 xian4], Taiwan
 Huì lǐ xiàn Huili county in Sichuan
 Hú lǐ qū Huli district of Xiamen city 廈門市|厦门市[Xia4 men2 shi4] (Amoy), Fujian
 huò lǐ xiàn Horry
 Jiā dá lǐ Guattari (philosopher)
 Jiā lǐ zhèn Chiali town in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
 Jié lǐ kē Jericho (town in West Bank)
 jīn lǐ qí (Newt) Gingrich
 Jiǔ lǐ qū Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市[Xu2 zhou1 shi4], Jiangsu
 Kǎi lǐ shì Kaili city in Guizhou, capital of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南苗族侗族自治州|黔东南苗族侗族自治州
 kuò hú lǐ in parentheses
 Lái lǐ dá Lérida or Lleida, Spain
 Lóng lǐ xiàn Longli county in Qiannan Buyei and Miao autonomous prefecture 黔南州[Qian2 nan2 zhou1], Guizhou
 mài kē lǐ (Mike) McCurry (White House spokesperson)
 mài kē lǐ (Mike) McCurry (White House spokesperson)
 Méi lǐ měi Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870), French scholar and writer, author of novel Carmen on which Bizet based his opera
 Méi lǐ sī Meilisi Daur district of Qiqihar city 齊齊哈爾|齐齐哈尔[Qi2 qi2 ha1 er3], Heilongjiang
 mǐ sū lǐ Missouri
 mò dì lǐ suddenly / unexpectedly
 mò jì lǐ Mazyr
 mó lǐ yà Morea
 Píng ān lǐ Ping'an Li (street name in Beijing)
 Qī lǐ hé Qilihe District of Lanzhou City 蘭州市|兰州市[Lan2 zhou1 Shi4], Gansu
 qī lǐ xiāng orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) / "chicken butt", popular Taiwan snack on a stick, made of marinated "white cut chicken" butt
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