yě also; and

Note

Represents an ancient drinking horn
Number of strokes 3

Different tone

yè (night) yè (page)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

干活不由东累死也无功 gàn huó bú yóu dōng lèi sǐ yě wú gōng Only work on what is needed to be done
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way

Yu the Great

A legendary figure of early Chinese history, Da Yu 大禹 is credited with founding the Xia dynasty in 2070BCE. He is mainly associated with the construction of early flood defenses along the Yellow River but there are no reliable historical documents for so early a date.
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