yě also; and


Used as component in : ; ; Made up of [ hidden; concealed; small radical 5]

Note

Represents an ancient drinking horn
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters


Also uses component: chī (to eat) hé (why) jiǔ (nine) kǒng (great) lǐ (ceremony) lìng (to order) mài (sell) mǎi (buy) xí (to practice) yì (to recollect) yì (skill) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yǐ (to use)

Different tone

yé (grandpa) 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

Old coins

Ancient civilizations can often be identified from a use of standard coinage over many centuries. China can claim to have used coins continuously for 3,000 years and a standard coin the wuzhi - round with a square hole - was in circulation for 2,000 years.
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