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to use, according to, because of, to take, with
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 以 ( yĭ ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of yĭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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以 is composed of 5 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
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in order to | to think
以 ( yi / yĭ ) belongs to the 50 most common Chinese characters (rank 36)
Chinese example words containing the character 以 ( yi / yĭ )
除了以外 ( chúle yĭwài = except for ),可以 ( kĕyĭ = can ),所以 ( suŏyĭ = so ),以弗所 ( Yí fú suŏ = Ephesus ),以为 ( yĭ...wéi = to see nothing but ),以后 ( yĭhòu = later on ),以及 ( yĭjí = as well as ),以来 ( yĭlái = since ),以前 ( yĭqián = before ),以上 ( yĭshàng = above ),以为 ( yĭwéi = to suppose )
Other characters that are pronounced yĭ in Chinese