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The Chinese Alphabet Letter “Q”
已 (yǐ) Already
We really don’t know how to picture this character that means already, so you just have to remember it. It resembles the lower case letter q.
It’s easy to confuse this character with another:
Chinese Pinyin Meaning
已 Yǐ already
己 Jǐ self
In “already,” the top of the third stroke is a bit above the second stroke but does not close the box. In “self,” the box is open.