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 2

Radical

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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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 几
Stroke order for character 几, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
How to write Chinese characters

How to write Chinese characters

Language

Many Chinese spend a great deal of time studying calligraphy. To be able to write (or more accurately draw) Chinese characters requires lots of practise as well as knowing both the brush strokes and the order in which to make them.

míng name; famous; classifier for people

Made up of [ xī sunset; evening radical 36, kǒu mouth radical 30]
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