jǐ how many; small table; some


Considered to be originally a picture of a table, 'how many' comes from sound loan
Number of strokes 2


Index 16 used in: fèng (phoenix) ; chuán (boat) ; jī (machine)

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Sounds same

jǐ (self)

Different tone

jī (starve) jī (fowl) jī (machine) jí (lucky) jí (and) jì (border) jì (already) jì (season) jì (snout) jì (order) jì (to record) jì (skill)

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The mighty Yangzi River is the longest in China and third longest in the world. It has carried huge quantities of people and goods over the centuries. Many great cities lie close to its banks: Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanjing and Shanghai.
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