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


Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) wǎn (evening) shí (time)

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)

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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

China stood up

The proclamation founding the People's Republic of China took place on 1st October 1949 before a vast sea of jubilant people in Tiananmen Square. Mao's speech did not contain the phrase 'China has stood up', what was actually used in the speech given on September 21st was ‘Fellow Delegates, we are all convinced that our work will go down in the history of mankind, demonstrating that the Chinese people, comprising one quarter of humanity, have now stood up.’. He went on to say ‘Ours will no longer be a nation subject to insult and humiliation. We have stood up.’
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