jì already; since

Made up of [ not to have; no; none radical 71]

Note

A kneeling figure on the left before a bowl of rice - suggesting already to eat or already eaten

Related characters

Sounds same

jì (border) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

Different tone

jī (starve) jī (fowl) jī (machine) jí (lucky) jí (and) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

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

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zuì most; the most

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72, qǔ to take; to get; to choose]

Origin

Combines 'sun' and 'to take' so can be thought of as a superlative as the 'sun' is dominant over all things
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