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乙 is a 1 stroke, simplified and traditional Chinese character and is pronounced as in the third tone, however it can also be pronounced as zhé.

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I'm never first, I'm often 乙econd.
by BobWebb

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It looks like a number 2. If you take the third tone and minus yī (one) which looks like the first tone, you must get the second.
by Casper07x

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We found 2 pronunciations for 乙


Definitions for 乙 pronounced as yǐ

  • second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]
  • second in order
  • letter "B" or roman "II" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc
  • second party (in legal contract, usually 乙方[yi3 fang1], as opposed to 甲方[jia3 fang1])
  • ethyl
  • bent
  • winding
  • radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5)
  • ancient Chinese compass point: 105°

Definitions for 乙 pronounced as zhé

  • turning stroke (in Chinese characters)
  • see also 折[zhe2]


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乙econd (2nd) & 己elf

by BobWebb 16 characters

1-1a Simplified

by Sprigit 178 characters


by Scareb0t 214 characters


by CharacterPop 636 characters

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