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
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses tóu component: hēng (prosperous) jīng (capital) liù (six) mǔ (area) shāng (commerce) shì (market) wáng (to die) yè (night)

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) yǐ (twist)

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Pronunciation

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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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With thousands of characters (200,000 is the full set) that have been gradually added to over thousands of years it is sometimes necessary to undertake reform. Characters come out of use and new ones are needed. One of the first actions of the Peoples Republic was a reform of the written language, to make it easier to read and write. Chinese books and web sites almost all use the new simplified set of characters that were published in 1956 and 1964.
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