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
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