yǐ already; to stop; then

Note

Easily confused with similar looking 'ji' self
Number of strokes 3

Sounds same

yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair)

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yí (proper) yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (also) yì (city) yì (catch) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yì (idea) yì (different)

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Pronunciation

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

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