yì idea; meaning; thought

Made up of [ yīn sound radical 180, xīn heart radical 61]

Note

Can be thought as combination of 'voice' and 'heart' and so thought is giving voice to the heart; however 'yin' is here as the phonetic
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using xīn : dé (virtue) è (evil) nín (you (polite)) xiǎng (to think) yuàn (to hope) sī (to think) cōng (quick at hearing) niàn (to read) dìng (how)

Sounds same

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