yī clothes

Note

Picture of a gown, now simplified. As a radical usually suggests clothing
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 145 used in: fú (blessing) ; chū (at first) ; ǎo (jacket)

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Sounds same

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes)

Different tone

yí (proper) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already) 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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If you are traveling to China it is essential to know the customs and general etiquette so that you do not unknowingly cause offense. Our customs page covers all areas including giving gifts, banquets, sealing business deals and how to behave in public. Any attempt at understanding Chinese sensibilities will create a good impression.
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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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