area

(earth) + Scorpion (scorpion) Same-ON
★★★★☆
6 strokes
BETA
This is different from other 'place' kanji like 場 and 所, because 地 doesn't emphasize the a particular activity done at the place : 地 instead emphasizes the land, the physical, geographical aspects of the space.

Onyomi

CHI, JI

Damn it smells good in here. Did JESUS cut the CHEESE in this area?

Dangerous scorpions are on the earth in that area.

Jukugo

地球(ちきゅう)

earth ★★★★☆
(area) + (sphere) = 地球 (earth)

the world, the physical planet Earth.

地域(ちいき)

district, zone ★★★★☆
(area) + (region) = 地域 (district, zone)

a region or district, a zone. (emphasizes a social community moreso than a geographical area) (i.e. you wouldn't use it for the tropics or the Arctic, but you'd use it for Chinatown ,the American South or Kanto/Kansai)

地図(ちず)

map ★★★★☆
(area) + (diagram/ map) = 地図 (map)

地震(じしん)

earthquake ★★★☆☆ FP
(area) + (shake, tremble) = 地震 (earthquake)

地帯(ちたい)

zone ★★☆☆☆
(area) + (belt) = 地帯 (zone)

a geographical district or zone - emphaizes a physical location: the tropics, the steppes. ちたい is much bigger and broader than 地域.

地面(じめん)

ground ★★☆☆☆
(area) + (front surface / face) = 地面 (ground)

the ground/floor (applies both inside and outside)

地理(ちり)

geography ★☆☆☆☆
(area) + (reason) = 地理 (geography)

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
put into practice / charity DIRECTION
other PERSON
area EARTH

I thought of a new DIRECTION to go, now I'm putting it into practice. The other PERSON can't enter the EARTH of my area.