yǐ hidden; concealed; small

Note

Simplified pictogram of someone kneeling or derived from picture of fish intestines (hidden structures)
Number of strokes 1

Radical

Index 5 used in: kǒng (great) ; chī (to eat) ; xí (to practice) ; yǐ (to use) ; 亿 yì (100,000,000) ; lǐ (ceremony) ; mài (sell) ; yì (skill) ; yì (to recollect) ; yě (also) ; mǎi (buy) ; jiǔ (nine) ; lìng (to order) ; hé (why)

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Sounds same

yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already)

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yí (proper) 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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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 乚
Stroke order for character 乚, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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