jǐ self; oneself; sixth in order


Used as component in : ; ;
Similar looking characters : sì (snake) yǐ (already)

Note

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

Sounds same

jǐ (how many)

Different tone

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 looking after yourself
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