yì also

Made up of [ tóu head; lid radical 8]

Note

Picture of a man sweating from armpits, perhaps suggesting 'you sweat too' but just uses a character with same sound

Related characters


Using tóu : mǔ (area) jīng (capital) hēng (prosperous) shì (market) yè (night) wáng (to die)

Sounds same

yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (city) yì (catch) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yì (idea) yì (different)

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yí (proper) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already)

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Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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

Proverbs

水能载舟,亦能覆舟 shuǐ néng zài zhōu, yì néng fù zhōu Forces and people can have positive and negative influences

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been graown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addicitive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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