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 Events and people can have both positive and negative influences

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

蛇吞
Rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng [ren xin bu zu she tun xiang]
person heart no attain snake swallow elephant
A person's greed is like a snake that seeks to swallow an elephant
Greed is insatiable
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