yè page; leaf

Note

Originally a picture of a head
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 181 used in: shùn (to obey) ; lǐng (neck)

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Sounds same

yè (night)

Different tone

yě (also)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 页
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