yì easy; amiable; to change

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, do not ]

Note

Originally a picture of a chameleon hence idea of change, now made up of 'sun' and 'do not' so can be remembered as 'sun does not change'
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiàn (gap) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

亿 yì (100,000,000) yì (justice) yì (also) 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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People

白居易 Bai Juyi

Proverbs

明枪易躲,暗箭难防 míng qiāng yì duǒ, àn jiàn nán fáng It is difficult to guard against furtive attacks
千军易得, 一将难求 qiān jūn yì dé, yī jiang nán qiú It is hard to find an outstanding leader
谈何容易 tán hé róng yì Not as easy as it seemed
易如反掌 yì rú fǎn zhǎng Simple. Very easy

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