yè night

Made up of [ sunset; evening radical 36, rén Person (radical) radical 9, tóu head; lid radical 8]

Note

Originally a depiction of a man sleeping on his side hence idea of 'night'; now shows a man under a roof lying on his side in the 'evening'

Related characters


Using : wài (outside) suì (year) míng (name) duō (many) duō (many)
Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gū (estimate) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using tóu : mǔ (area) jīng (capital) hēng (prosperous) shì (market) yì (also) wáng (to die)

Sounds same

yè (page)

Different tone

yě (also)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

日以继夜 rì yǐ jì yè Working without a break. Exhausted
屋漏偏逢连夜雨 wū lòu piān féng lián yè yǔ Misfortunes tend to come all at once
夜长梦多 yè cháng mèng duō When in hard times it is foolish to merely dream of better things

Art of War

Sun Wu [544 - 496 BCE] wrote the epic “Art of War” over 2,500 years ago. It remains a classic in China and was influential on developing military tactics as far away as Europe. Indeed generals in the 1990s Gulf Wars are known to have studied and used it.
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