Chinese Symbols and Meanings I

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter I.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. I, ID, IF etc.

To Return to Submenu click on the top link in each entry (The English definition above the Chinese Symbol).
Click on the symbol to see the Cangjie Input for that symbol.
Click on the link below the symbol to see its Mandarin pronounciation in pinyin (and also in Zhuyin and Gwoyeuh Romatzyh.
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I

I
I, me, (yu3), give
I
I, we, me, my
I
I, we, imperial we

Id

Id, id tag, match, tally, correspond, symbol, sign, talisman, amulet, seal, stamp
Idle, remiss, lax, negligent
Idle, unoccupied, not busy

If

If, supposing, in the event that
If, supposing, nevertheless

Ig

Ignorant, cheat, deceive, cover
Ignorant, unknowing
Ignore, treat badly

Il

Ilium, pelvis

Im

Imbecile, weak, timid, cowardly
Imbibe, uninhibited, intoxicated
Immerse, dip, gradual
Immortals, gods, transcendant, cactus
Impatient, hot tempered, irritable, tense, excitable
Impeach, censure, attack
Imperial Seal, royal signet
Implore, beseech, pray, entreat
Impose, might, prestige, power, dominate

In

In, at, on, by, interogative grammar particle, exclamatory grammar particle
In The Midst Of, glorious, rich, exuberant, prosperous, (cheng2), place into, hold, contain
Inch, thumb width, length, radical 41
Inch, unit of measure (English)
Incident, case, record, file, desk, table
Incite, move, shake
Include, bind, tie, brackets, braces
Incoherent, talkative
Increase, expand, augment, add to, grow
Increase, expand, enlarge, amplify
Increasingly, more over, more and more, more, recover, heal
Indecisive, irresolute, unsure
Indicate, mark, sign, prize, award, bid, top most branches of a tree
Indignant, angry, raging, passionate
Indignant, resentful
Indigo, blue dye
Indulge, absorbed, addicted, lost within, delight, enduring,
Industrious, hard working
Industrious, produce, breed
Infant, child
Infatuated, besotted, silly, foolish, idiotic
Inferior, poor quality, low quality, lesser quality
Inflexible, unbendable, rigid, strong
signal, Information, news, ask, question, interograte
Inherit, continue, descendant
Inherit, heir, succesor, progeny, posterity
Initial, first time
Initiative, initiate, lead
Injure, wound, hurt
Injure, damage, impair, harm, lose, reduce
Injure, wound, hurt, kill, slay
Ink, ink stick, black, Mo Zi (a thinker during warring states period)
Inlay, embedded, ridge, border
Inn, warehouse
Inquire, investigate, ask
Inquire, ask, consult
Inquire, strangle
Inscription, engraving, carve, inscribe
Insect, radical 142
bee like, Insect
Insects, flies, bugs, worms
Inside, interior, within
Inside, within, interior
Inspect, look at, regard
Instep, tarsus, sit cross legged
Instep, tarsus
Instigate, ruin, destroy
Instruct, proclaim, edict
Instruct, tell, order
Instruct, tell, order
Insult, ridicule, make fun of
Integrity, principles, rhythm, beat, constrain, control, junction, knot, node, joint, section, juncture, festival (special time of year)
Intelligent, clever, bright
Intelligentoutstanding intelligence, highly talented, chivalrous, gallant, overbearing, bold, wealthy
Intelligent, smart, clever, astute, brilliant, bright, sharp witted, acute
Intense, ardent, strong, pure, honest, virtuous
Intercalary, extra month (like a leap year but pertaining to lunar calendar), surplus, extra
Intercept, cut off, block, obsruct, intersect, section
Interesting, attract attention, fascinating
Interjection, exclamation of surprise, exclamation of pain
Interrogate, question, investigate, restrain, scold
Intestine, sausage, emotions
Intimidate, tiger's roar, fool
Intoxicated, drunk, infatuated, charmed
Introduce, herald, harbinger, put on armour, sea, shell, lay between
Invade, infringe, encroach
Inverse, contrary, oppose
Investigate, study carefully, after all
Investigate, examine, inquire, observe, inspect, look into
Investigate, assemble data, compare, collate
Inviting, coquettish

Io

Ir

Iron, metal, steel, solid, strong, firm, (translit.)
Iron, press, reconcile
Iron, high quality iron
Irresolute, undecided, mixed, variety, variety show
Irrigate, pour water, shower
Irrigate, water, wash, flood
Irrigation, irrigation channel

Is

Is, am, are, be, yes
屿
Islet, island
Isolated, secluded, solitary, alone, lonely, orphaned
Issue, sent out, disperse, promulgate

It

It, that, this, they
Itch, tickle

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