几 jǐ how many; small table; some Note Considered to be originally a picture of a table, 'how many' comes from sound loan
Number of strokes
Index 16 used in:
凤 fèng (phoenix)
船 chuán (boat)
机 jī (machine) Sounds same
己 jǐ (self) Different tone
机 jī (starve)
鸡 jī (fowl)
机 jī (machine)
吉 jí (lucky)
及 jí (and)
际 jì (border)
既 jì (already)
季 jì (season)
彐 jì (snout)
纪 jì (order)
记 jì (to record)
技 jì (skill) Pronunciation Your browser does not support this audio element.
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名 míng name; famous; classifier for people
Made up of [
xī sunset; evening radical 36,
kǒu mouth radical 30]
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