yī doctor

Made up of [ box; bag radical 23, shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Can be thought of as shooting arrows at a disease - a doctor healing you. This is clearer in the complex tradtional form that has 'disease' and 'medicine' parts.
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters

Also uses shǐ component: ǎi (low) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) tiě (arms) zhī (to know) zú (clan)

Sounds same

yī (one) yī (clothes) yī (clothes)

Different tone

yí (proper) yí (barbarians) yǐ (hidden) yǐ (to use) yǐ (chair) yǐ (already) yǐ (twist) 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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死马当活马医 sǐ mǎ dāng huó mǎ yī Persevering when it is already too late. A lost cause

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