yǐ chair

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, strange; odd; weird ]

Note

The wood radical suggests somthing made from wood, the 'strange' element probably originally provided the sound but this has changed from 'qi' to 'yi'
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)

Sounds same

yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (already)

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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Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Shì bèi gōng bàn [shi bei gong ban]
work multiple times merit half
Work very hard for half the result
Work with care rather than speed
Less haste more speed
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