yì different; other; hetero-

Made up of [ gǒng two hands radical 55, snake; 6th earthly branch and zodiac element radical 49]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using gǒng : kāi (begin) 廿 niàn (twenty)
Using : bāo (to cover)

Sounds same

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

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

同床异梦 tóng chuáng yì mèng Not everyone thinks the same

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