yì skill; art

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, hidden; concealed; small radical 5]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Related characters


Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) kǔ (bitter) dǒng (to understand)
Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) mài (sell) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)

Sounds same

yì (easy) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (also) yì (city) yì (catch) 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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Proverbs

赐子千金不如教子一艺 cì zǐ qiān jīn bù rú jiào zǐ yī yì Gaining a skill has great value for the future

Manchuguo

The capital of Japanese controlled Manchuria (1933-45) was within Jilin. Here Emperor Xuantong (Puyi) was placed on the throne and Changchun renamed 'Xinjiang' (New capital). During the Japanese occupation industrial development was rapid, and the area remains heavily industrialized.
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Butterfly Dreamer

One of the most famous musings from Chinese philosophy is when Zhuangzi wondered whether his dream was of himself fluttering around as a butterfly or conversely was it a butterfly dreaming itself a man. The riddle is typical of Daoist philosophy and has opened debate on relativism that has endured to this day.
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