原地yuán dì

same spot

Meaning

Primary Meaning:

same spot

Mnemonic:

At a Chinese herb store, the customers were made to stay at the same spot as the shop keeper presented a human-shaped ginseng root, claiming it was sourced (原) from the snowy land (地) in China.


Alternative Meaning:

in place

Reading

Mnemonic:

The shop keeper emphasised how much Chinese yuan (yuán) he paid for the delivery (dì) of such a rare specimen. However, he stood fozen at his spot when he was not able to explain why the container had Canada written on it.


Alternative Reading:

yuan2 di4 and yuan di

Characters

Character:

and

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