jí and; to reach; up to

Made up of [ yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]


Represents a hand grasping a person

Related characters

Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Sounds same

jí (lucky)

Different tone

jī (starve) jī (fowl) jī (machine) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self) jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

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