既 jì already; since
Made up of [无 wú
not to have; no; none
NoteA kneeling figure on the left before a bowl of rice - suggesting already to eat or already eaten
Sounds same际 jì (border)
季 jì (season)
彐 jì (snout)
纪 jì (order)
记 jì (to record)
技 jì (skill)
Different tone机 jī (starve)
鸡 jī (fowl)
机 jī (machine)
吉 jí (lucky)
及 jí (and)
几 jǐ (how many)
己 jǐ (self)
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一言既出驷马难追 yī yán jì chū sì mǎ nán zhuī
Be careful what you say, it can not be unsaid
Learning the numbers
in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
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