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ni : you Pinyin(third tone)
Englishyou (singular)
Sounds like 'knee'

Equality is entrenched in Chinese culture within the character for 'you'. It shows a 'balance' prefixed with the human element (ren) to indicate a person of equal value.

yǒu jiǔ běn shū
wo : I you : have; possess jiu : 9; nine ben : root; book shu : book
You have nine [of] books

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