self; oneself; sixth in order

Used as component in : ; ;
Similar looking characters : (snake) (already)
Made with 3 strokes.
The sixth heavenly stem - used in counting, referring to self

Sounds same

(how many)

Different tone

(fowl) (machine) (lucky) (and) (border) (already) (season) (snout) (order) (to record) (skill) (to cross a river)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form:

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stroke order for 己
Stroke order for character 己, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


蜡烛照亮别人,却毁灭了自己 là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ Helping others at the cost of not looking after yourself
推己及人 tuī jǐ jí rén To understand a situation from someone else's perspective.