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

Proverbs

木已成舟 mù yǐ chéng zhōu Too late to change anything

Seasons

In ancient China the year was split into two periods: Spring and Autumn perhaps the Yin and Yang division of cold; wet with hot and dry. Later the two seasons were split to make the familiar four. For a brief time a fifth season was added between summer and autumn to fit in with the system of five-fold divisions (elements, colors, directions).
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