Meaning of 伊

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English Definition: surname Yi; abbr. for 伊拉克 , Iran; (old) third person singular pronoun ("he" or "she"); second person singular pronoun ("you"); (May 4th period) third person singular feminine pronoun ("she"); (Classical Chinese) introductory particle with no specific meaning; that (preceding a noun)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ yǐn ] to govern, to oversee; director
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Example Words
伊斯兰堡 lán bǎo Islamabad, capital of Pakistan
伊斯兰教 lán jiào Islam
伊始 shǐ outset; beginning
伊人 rén (literary) that person (usually female); she; one's intended
木乃伊 nǎi mummy (preserved corpse) (loanword)
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