jī fowl; chicken

Made up of [ niǎo bird radical 196, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Note

Represents hand and bird - a domestic bird hence hen or chickens

Related characters


Using niǎo : dǎo (island) wū (crow)
Using yòu : duì (right) fā (to send out) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) 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

jī (starve) jī (machine)

Different tone

jí (lucky) jí (and) jǐ (how many) jǐ (self) jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

鸡西 Jixi, Heilongjiang
宝鸡 Baoji, Shaanxi

Proverbs

鹤立鸡群 hè lì jī qún Being conspicuously different (often superior)
鸡飞蛋打 jī fēi dàn dǎ Complete disaster
鸡犬不宁 jī quǎn bù ning All in turmoil and excitement
嫁鸡随鸡, 嫁狗随狗 jià jī suí jī, jià gǒu suí gǒu Changing approach and actions according to who you are with
宁做鸡头,不当凤尾 nìng zuò jītóu, bù dāng fèng wěi Better to be leader of a humble organization than the stooge of a grand one
牛鼎烹鸡 niú dǐng pēng jī Inappropriate scale for action. A minor event does not require such large preparation

Also

公鸡 gōng jī cockerel
野鸡 yě jī pheasant

Measuring up

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