yǐ already; to stop; then


Similar looking characters : jǐ (self)

Note

Easily confused with similar looking 'ji' self
Number of strokes: 3

Sounds same

yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (twist)

Different tone

yī (one) yī (doctor) yī (clothes) yī (clothes) yí (proper) yí (barbarians) 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 已
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Proverbs

木已成舟 mù yǐ chéng zhōu Too late to change anything
庆父不死,鲁难未已 qìng fù bù sǐ Lǔ nàn wèi yǐ Take action to remove someone/something obstructing progress, In the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history Qing Fu rose to power in the state of Lu and ruled as a complete despot killing any opponents. Peace did not come until he had been removed from power.