Meaning of 伊

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English Definition: (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); surname Yi; abbr. for 伊拉克 , Iran
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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Example Sentences
She asks Teri if Eli had hurt her but Teri says no.
I remember she bought me a copy of Alice In Wonderland for Christmas.
So the Icarus spacecraft is planned to take us beyond our solar system to neighboring stars, where should it go first?
I have made it clear to the Iraqi people that we pursue no basis and no claim on their territory or resources.
We stand with our brother Karzai and the people of Afghanistan against this common threat, this menace which I have called cancer.