jǐ self; oneself; sixth in order

Note

The sixth heavenly stem - used in counting, referring to self
Number of strokes 3

Sounds same

jǐ (how many)

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)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form:

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stroke order for 己
Stroke order for character 己, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己 là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not helping yourself

Inner Mongolia

The huge province of Inner Mongolia acts as a buffer zone between the main part of China and the vast, arid expanse of Mongolia and Russia. In the western part the Gobi desert makes habitation difficiult. Most of the people live near to the bend of the Yellow River. The mountains that form China's geographical border run along its inner edge. Historically it has been raids by Mongolian people that have regularly harassed the city dwellers of northern China.
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Kowtow

The traditional way to show respect and subservience was with the kowtow, which involves bowing and touching the ground with the forehead. A kowtow was made to parents, school teachers, court officials as well as the Imperial family. Sometimes it is still seen when families visit their ancestral tomb.
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